The Guadeloupeans will still have to remain confined, but under less strict conditions than until now.
The prefect announced that confinement in Guadeloupe, scheduled until Sunday would be extended, but also lightened with a phased deconfinement.
The precise timetable has not been communicated, but it will depend on "the level of certain indicators".
“The evolution of our braking measures will depend on thresholds,” explained Prefect Alexandre Rochatte at a press conference.
While the epidemic is on the decline on the island, some indicators remain high, including the incidence rate, which still exceeds 200 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The positivity rate, at 6.9%, is declining.
The curfew back
The first phase of deconfinement - which corresponds in particular to an incidence rate of less than 200 per 100,000 inhabitants and a positivity rate of less than 10 - should be reached on Wednesday, according to the prefect.
The curfew will thus be moved back to 8 p.m., compared to 7 p.m. currently, and travel will again be permitted within a limit of 10 km (compared to 5 currently).
“The beaches and rivers will be open in the morning and afternoon,” the prefect also announced.
"From next week, on the voluntary basis of organizers or business leaders, certain activities may reopen provided they are subject to the health pass," said Alexandre Rochatte.
Full release hoped for mid-October
The second phase, "reachable at the beginning of October and which really corresponds to the start of deconfinement, will take place when the incidence rate drops below the 75 per 100,000 inhabitants mark, a positivity rate of less than 5% and a hospital pressure of 100%. usual activity, ”said the prefect.
The third phase, that of “almost complete liberation from all activities”, is expected in mid-October.
"The evolution of the reception of the school will be done at the same time as the phases of deconfinement", specified the prefect.
In Guadeloupe, where 56 patients died in hospital over the past week, the vaccination rate remains very low: only 27.11% of the population over 18 received the two injections of the vaccine.
As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, 14.76% have received a first injection.
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