Coronavirus: Emmanuel Macron rules out a rapid reopening of nightclubs (archives) -

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Going out to nightclubs is not for now.

Emmanuel Macron ruled out a rapid reopening of nightclubs, kept closed since the first confinement, during an exchange on Snapchat with young people broadcast on Saturday by Brut.

"We will do it as soon as possible, but as long as the virus is circulating a little intensely, it would be madness to do that.

I tell you very sincerely ”, launched the Head of State to a young man who challenged him on the world of the night, according to him“ falling in ruins ”.

"It will last", concedes Macron

"I know the sacrifice we are asking of you and how hard it is," replied Emmanuel Macron, but "what we know about this virus is that it spreads a lot when we are in closed places, close to each other, and where we sing, we talk loudly, we eat, we make an effort,… The nightclub, when we have said all that, it's not the best place.


You asked me a lot of questions about Snapchat after the interview with Brut.

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- Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 5, 2020

"It will last, I will not lie to you, a few more weeks, even a few months," he concludes in this exchange recorded on the sidelines of the interview-river Emmanuel Macron by Brut Friday.

Reopening private bars and nightclubs

Restaurants, but not bars and nightclubs, will be able to reopen from January 20 on the express condition that "the end of the year holiday period has not resulted in a rebound in the epidemic", explained at the end of November, Prime Minister Jean Castex.

The State will cover the cost of ten days of paid leave for "the companies most heavily impacted by the health crisis", from various sectors such as hotels, restaurants, events, nightclubs and even gyms, the Labor Ministry announced Wednesday evening.

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The profession hopes for its part a reopening at the latest "before the summer", commented Saturday Patrick Malvaes, the president of the National Union of discos and places of leisure.


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