A street in France during confinement.



Like an air of deja vu.

Prime Minister Jean Castex presented Thursday evening the terms of the new containment put in place to stem the coronavirus epidemic.

And among them, of course, the ban on leaving one's home.

With the exception of several exemptions, most of which correspond to those put in place last spring, and according to a certificate supposed to be available on the government website from this Thursday evening.

Among the classic exemptions, we find the fact of going to buy food and basic necessities, to go to work if teleworking is not possible in the company, to go to a training course, an examination or a competition, to go to a medical appointment or for compelling reasons (babysitting, help from a loved one).

The return of the kilometer

As last spring, it will be possible to step outside.

Not more than a mile from home, and not for more than an hour a day.

Whether for yourself or to allow your pet to get some fresh air.

It is also possible to attend a court summons or to participate in missions of general interest, or to go to a public establishment for administrative matters.

People with disabilities and their companions can also go out.

And since lessons will continue in classrooms, adults will be able to go to the streets to accompany their children to school.

Any violation of these rules will result, as before, a fine of 135 euros.


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  • Health

  • Jean Castex

  • epidemic

  • Confinement

  • Coronavirus