During the last Health Defense Council last Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron was very annoyed by the story of a traveler who was able to arrive at Gare du Nord in Paris after taking several planes with a positive test for Covid-19, this which highlights the negligence of certain airlines.
Because to enter French territory, you must have a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours.
Little is known about the Sanitary Defense Councils, which bring together the main sovereign ministers and the heads of the intelligence services around the president every week.
Because everything that is told there is protected by secrecy.
But despite everything, we know that Emmanuel Macron was very upset last Wednesday by a story that was told to him and which he did not like at all: that of a woman from Brussels, who, on the occasion of 'a police check, when he got off the Thalys, Gare du Nord in Paris presented a positive PCR test for Covid-19.
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Passed through three countries before arriving in Paris
What particularly annoyed the president is that the test had been carried out in the Dominican Republic, where this resident of Garges-lès-Gonesse, a Haitian with a French residence permit, had just spent a vacation.
A woman carrying the virus was therefore able to board a plane in Santo Domingo without any problem, to go to Madrid, before taking another plane to Brussels without the slightest obstacle, to finally arrive in Paris, without the shadow of a a difficulty.
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An edifying illustration of Europe's "Covid strainer" and the culpable negligence of certain airlines.
Because, according to the rules currently in force, it is mandatory to have done a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours to be able to enter France.
The only consolation for Emmanuel Macron: the efficiency of the French services, which immediately placed the contagious person in isolation, proof, according to an adviser to the executive, that with us "the controls in the stations are effective".