The prefect of Haut-Rhin, Laurent Touvet, confirmed that the curfew would end in Mulhouse Sunday evening, at the same time as the confinement. This draconian measure had been decided by the authorities in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, particularly present in the Grand-Est.

There will no longer be a curfew in Mulhouse after the deconfinement. "By mutual agreement with the mayor of Mulhouse, the Mulhouse curfew will no longer be applied" from Sunday evening, said the prefect of Haut-Rhin Laurent Trouvet. This measure had been implemented in March in this cluster of the Grand-Est to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Great East hit hard

The night curfew, extending from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., was decreed in this city particularly hit by the coronavirus epidemic at the start of confinement. The Haut-Rhin "has paid a heavy price for this epidemic," said Laurent Touvet. More than 1,300 people have died in hospitals and institutions for the elderly since the beginning of March.


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The department was indeed one of the main French foci of the coronavirus epidemic after a large evangelical gathering in February whose participants then involuntarily spread the disease. But confinement there "was better respected than elsewhere because the disease was very present, very concrete," said the prefect.

A deconfinement "with additional precautions"

Mulhouse and Haut-Rhin are classified by the government in red like the rest of the Grand Est region. "The deconfinement is possible but with additional precautions", considered the prefect. "The rule of no longer gathering with more than ten people applies in Mulhouse as elsewhere," he also recalled. The prefecture of Meurthe-et-Moselle for its part said that the curfew in Nancy would also end "in the night of May 10 to 11".