The Nakache summer pool has been evacuated due to a case of Covid-19 in a lifeguard. - FRED SCHEIBER / 20 MINUTES
Several hundred people were evacuated Saturday from the largest municipal swimming pool in Toulouse after a case of coronavirus in a lifeguard, we learned from the town hall. A case of coronavirus was diagnosed on Saturday “among the lifeguards of the Nakache pool. Informed of this situation, and despite the absence of the agent for several days, the town hall decided the temporary closure of the swimming pool, as a precaution ”, the same source said.
The evacuation of the swimming pool took place at the beginning of the afternoon. It will be open again on Monday morning. “All contact cases have already been identified by the Regional Health Agency (ARS). All information and monitoring precautions have been taken and tests are underway, ”according to the town hall.
Toulouse spared by the pandemic
This is the first time that a municipal swimming pool in the Pink City has been closed following a positive case for Covid-19. The fourth largest city in France, Toulouse was relatively spared by the wave of contaminations that hit France in the spring.
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But on Friday, in its last bulletin, Public Health France noted “a recent increase in the number of new cases of Covid in Haute-Garonne. This increase mainly affects 20-30 year olds in the Toulouse region ”. “Unrelated to the identified clusters, the increase is probably due to festive gatherings. Given these elements, the level of risk in Haute-Garonne has gone from low to moderate, ”Public Health France added.
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