In Lille, in some places, we wear the mask in the street.


M.Libert / 20 Minutes

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, a seaside resort in Pas-de-Calais very busy in summer, is currently affected by a "significant increase" in the number of cases of Covid-19.

This has, in particular, resulted in the contamination of nearly a hundred Lille high school students, we learned on Wednesday from the Regional Health Agency (ARS).

"The ARS noted, in the middle of last week, a significant increase in the number of positive cases in the district of Montreuil-sur-Mer / Le Touquet", recognizes the Agency.

Between August 29 and September 4, 213 positive cases of residents of the agglomeration community were counted, details the ARS of Hauts-de-France, confirming information from the

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Around 80 high school students from five different establishments

"This local circulation of the virus has resulted in the contamination of people present occasionally in Touquet and the surrounding area in recent weeks", including about 80 high school students in five establishments in the Lille metropolitan area, who have stayed in Le Touquet or have been in contact with a person who stayed there.

“Other cases of positive people having stayed in Le Touquet have also been observed in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais.

This observation reflects a circulation of the virus linked to the summer period and to the mixing of populations of various origins in a festive context ”, concludes the ARS.

The rectorate and the ARS have therefore launched "investigations" in order to identify sick people or contact persons, and "recommended the closure of two high schools where several cases have been recorded: the Lycée La Salle in Lille and the Lycée Marcq Institution of Marcq-en-Baroeul ”.

At Touquet-Paris-Plage, where wearing a mask has been compulsory since the end of July, the town hall also imposed on Friday, and until the end of September, the closure of bars and restaurants from 12:30 am and the ban on gatherings in the street after 12:30 am.


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