Wednesday, February 24, 2021

is local containment deemed effective abroad?


New health measures will be put in place to try to counter the virus in Nice. Local containment is a track that is still mentioned and for the moment, still questioned. An effective solution, however, say the specialists.

Mtsamboro, a municipality of Mayotte known for its typical Indian Ocean landscape, is also part of our national covid history since it was the first to be re-defined. On July 25, following an outbreak of cases, the Mayotte authorities confined this town for two weeks.

And then on February 5, the entire island of Mayotte was reconfigured for at least three weeks. These are the two examples of French local reconfinement, which has never yet concerned municipalities in France.

And yet the scenarios of turning a screw of part of the territory have existed since March 2020. At the time, there was talk of confining the Île-de-France and the Grand Est, the President of the Republic decided for a national confinement . At the beginning of April, the figures improve, Edouard Philippe and the Academy of Medicine wish to scratch their beards while thinking of regionalized deconfinement.

Government ignores local reconfinements

Jean Castex, then coordinator of the deconfinement strategy, explains to the senators that he could, in the event of a resumption, be localized reconfinements. It is said that Île-de-France and Grand-Est will come out last, finally on May 11, deconfinement will be national.

We talk about it again in September for the start of the school year, then at the end of October at the time of the second confinement and then the measure disappears with the end of year celebrations. The JDD found traces of this idea of ​​local confinement in an opinion of the Scientific Council of January 13. Praised by elected officials from Moselle and the Alpes Maritimes, this idea has never been deemed relevant by the government without really giving reasons.

The idea of ​​confinement on weekends on the outskirts of Nice yet lets imagine the reasons that make you hesitate on the subject, the fear ofa fall in the economy in part of the territory and concern for equality, always prevalent in decisions in France. We have seen it in confinements and in access to the vaccine. The case of Mayotte is separate given the violence of South African variant which acts on the spot.

Regular reconfinements abroad

In the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, all continue to practice local confinements or have already done so at least once in a year. In Germany, last June, slaughterhouses in the west of the country are suspected of cases of covid, two municipalities will experience local lockdowns but all countries then returned to national lockdowns. Success on the other hand in New Zealand, Auckland, used to reconfinements. Three days in August, three days last week and it’s working fast and strong.

The Portugal, he opted for the weekend only like Guyana at the end of January. Before opting for a 7 p.m. confinement on Saturday evening to Monday at 5 a.m. Fewer cases, to the point this morning that the Parisian newspaper explains that the region is experiencing an epidemic honeymoon.

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