Strasbourg on 09 03 2014. In the streets of Strasbourg at night.
G. Varela \ 20 Minutes
It was feared, we talked about it in the streets of Strasbourg without really believing it: it finally happened.
Prime Minister Jean Castex placed Bas-Rhin on maximum alert this Friday, October 22.
As a result, a curfew throughout the department will be implemented from Friday midnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
And that for six weeks.
A decision taken despite Covid figures which do not (yet) reach those of other departments or metropolitan areas so far concerned by these restrictive measures.
The incidence rate in the Bas-Rhin does not exceed 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants with, above all, an occupancy rate in hospitals below 15%.
The Covid is skyrocketing
Despite everything, what has certainly made the difference is the incidence rate which has almost doubled in one week in the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.
It crosses one of the theoretical thresholds for the maximum alert, set at 250, with nearly 300 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, but also a positivity rate of 9%.
Another important marker is the sharp rise in the incidence rate for people over 65, which in the Bas-Rhin reaches 107.4, double the alert threshold.
Prevention, "A measure assumed" declared Jean Castex who warns that the month of November will be trying.
This Thursday morning, the mayor of Strasbourg Jeanne Barseghian announced a 2020 Christmas market without a chalet during a press conference, in other words the cancellation of the market, while revealing "that a curfew was being considered by the government" .
It is therefore now done.
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