The mask was already compulsory in the streets of Toulouse, it is now in all the streets and public places of Haute-Garonne.
Frédéric Scheiber / 20 Minutes
Until then limited to 43 municipalities in the Toulouse metropolitan area, the curfew is now in force throughout the Haute-Garonne.
The mask is made compulsory in all public spaces and places of the department.
No more differences between municipalities.
As announced Thursday by Prime Minister Jean Castex, all of Haute-Garonne, like 52 other departments and Polynesia, is now placed under curfew, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The prefecture published a decree on Saturday to specify the terms of this decision, taken in a context of the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
"They come into force immediately and apply until November 13 inclusive", indicates the text.
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Ban on most indoor sporting and cultural activities, event level limited to 1,000 people ... 1.4 million Haut-Garonnais, or the entire population, are placed in the same boat as the other 45 million French people under curfew.
From Fronton to Luchon, those over 11 must wear a mask “on public roads or in a place open to the public between 6 am and 3 am”.
The only exceptions are people practicing an outdoor sport activity, those who circulate in classified natural areas and disabled people with a medical certificate.
An incidence rate of 547.9 per 100,000 inhabitants among 20-30 year olds
The prefecture indicates elsewhere that "over the whole of Haute-Garonne, the incidence rate is now at 306.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, significantly higher than the maximum alert threshold set at 250 per 100,000 inhabitants".
It even reaches 547.9 in 20-30 year olds.
“If it is lower for our elders [the 60-70 years], with 195.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it continues to increase for this particularly vulnerable population, ensures the text.
The positivity rate in the department is 14.8%.
In ten intercommunalities in the department, the general incidence rate “has exceeded the maximum alert threshold or is about to exceed it, ranging from 238.5 [community of communes of the Save to Touch] to 373.7 [ Toulouse Métropole] ”.
To complete this gloomy picture, the Haute-Garonne prefecture takes stock of the hospital system: “Across the Occitania region, the occupancy rate of intensive care beds is now close to 45%.
Remember that the maximum alert threshold is 30%.
If the dynamics of contaminations are not broken, a new saturation of the hospital system is to be feared soon.
In the whole of the Occitanie region, only three departments escape the curfew for the time being: Aude, Gers and Lot.
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