• Is the curfew about to return on December 18 in France?

  • Some Internet users are convinced of this, on the basis of a blog article affirming that "the government has asked insurers to calculate the compensation costs of traders forced to close their activity early during the Christmas holidays".

  • Such discussions never took place, tell

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    government sources and in the insurance sector, who denounce a poisoning.

Faced with the rise in cases of Covid-19, will the dreaded curfew, which has punctuated life in France for a good part of 2020 and 2021, make its return just before the Christmas holidays? ?

On social networks, many Internet users are worried by relaying the same "source": an article from the blog "Le Courrier des strategèges" published on November 23 and entitled "Exclusive: a curfew scenario from the 18th. December under study ”.

Atmosphere noise of boots ..

The government will consider a curfew for the holidays ..

"Faced with the 5th wave, the governments of the Union are losing their nerves and hardening their attitude, causing violence in the streets."


- Jaime Horta 🇵🇹 🇨🇵 🇧🇷 🇨🇮 🇪🇦 (@ JaimeHorta17) November 24, 2021

“According to information received today, a curfew from December 18 is now under consideration.

The government would have asked insurers to calculate the compensation costs of traders forced to prematurely close their activity during the Christmas holidays, ”says the author of this text published among a series of articles with fanciful assertions - such as recommending so-called “natural” solutions to prevent Covid-19.

If this rumor is logically enough to raise fears, such discussions between the government and insurers have not taken place.


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, a source in the field of insurance denies "any contact or request of this type from the government" and denounces "a fake news".

A government source also confirms that "no simulation scenario for the closure of shops has been discussed, and even less with insurance" and that "the curfew scenario is not at all envisaged".

On Wednesday 24 November, at the end of the Defense Council, the government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, listed the three flagship measures planned against the worsening of the epidemic: "The acceleration of the vaccine booster campaign", “Strengthening the health pass” and “strengthening barrier measures” such as wearing a mask.

A strategy confirmed by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, during his press briefing this Thursday: “I will not announce to you any confinement, nor curfew, nor early closing of stores, nor restriction of movement.



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