Strasbourg on 25 11 2012. Strasbourg Christmas market -
G. VARELA / 20 MINUTES
It was predictable, even expected.
The mayor of Strasbourg, Jeanne Barseghian, put an end to the suspense this Thursday morning.
The traditional Strasbourg Christmas market will not take place in its usual version this year.
“We presented two scenarios to the Bas-Rhin Prefecture: one with 300 chalets, the other without.
We chose the second plan ”, explained the elected ecologist, who justified this decision by“ the deteriorating health situation ”.
“The prefect told me last night that Strasbourg had exceeded 300 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants (the incidence rate).
Jeanne Barseghian, however, announced that events would take place in the city before Christmas.
"There will be a big Christmas tree, lights, strolls, concerts, choir ... It will be a special edition of" Strasbourg, capital of Christmas "", she detailed, refuting the idea that she had canceled the market.
“No, I'm not canceling the deal.
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