Rue Faidherbe de Lille during the curfew -
FRANCOIS GREUEZ / SIPA
The respite will have been short-lived.
A week after the 95 municipalities of the Lille metropolis, all the departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais were placed on maximum alert to the coronavirus as announced this Thursday by Prime Minister Jean Castex.
Whether you are in Lille, Valenciennes or Arras, on the beaches of the Opal Coast or in the Audomaroise countryside, the curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. will apply everywhere in the two departments from Saturday.
In total, nearly 4.1 million inhabitants are affected.
In addition to the curfew, bars will also be closed in every location in Nord and Pas-de-Calais.
The same goes for sports halls.
Resuscitation services saturated and incidence rate increasing
Restrictive measures taken by the government to try to lower the incidence rate (number of positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants) which has further increased this week (+170 in the North, + 80 in Pas-de-Calais).
The virtual saturation of resuscitation services in the sectors concerned also explains this decision.
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