Illustration of empty Rennes city center.
DAMIEN MEYER / AFP
The sentence fell.
And it will have serious consequences for many players.
From midnight Friday, a curfew will be established in Rennes and throughout the department of Ille-et-Vilaine until 6 a.m.
The measure, announced this Thursday at the end of the day by Prime Minister Jean Castex, concerns 53 other departments and will be in force for a period of six weeks.
[# Covid_19] Here is the list of the 54 departments where a curfew will be imposed from Saturday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to limit the spread of the virus.
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Prefect Michèle Kirry will detail the restrictions that will come into force from this weekend on Friday at the start of the afternoon.
But we already know that all bars, restaurants, cinemas and theaters will have to close at 9 p.m.
With some exceptions, all residents will also have to stay at home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on pain of a fine of 135 euros.
An incidence rate of 163.2 cases in the department
The announcement of this curfew is rather a (bad) surprise in Rennes.
Although classified in a reinforced alert zone since September 25, the Breton capital did not seem to experience an outbreak of the epidemic in recent days, unlike other French metropolises.
In its latest situation update published Wednesday, the Regional Health Agency reported an incidence rate of 163.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Ille-et-Vilaine.
A rate certainly up by 5.5 cases compared to October 19, but which still remains well below the national level (251.7 cases).
The Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Haute Vienne go under curfew
All the departments of Midi-Pyrénées affected by the curfew except Lot and Gers