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The Prime Minister, who noted the “strong deterioration of health indicators in recent hours,” asks that the local consultation work of elected officials and public authorities of the territory make it possible to define the response best suited to the situation “, indicated Matignon.

Monday, the mayor of Dunkirk, Patrice Vergriete, had requested an interview with Jean Castex to “examine urgently” the situation. The covid-19 epidemic is on the rise in the northern city, with an incidence rate of 901 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area.

The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, had also exchanged Monday evening with Patrice Vergriete. His services confirmed that he would be there on Wednesday.

The Nice precedent

The coronavirus epidemic is currently experiencing a resurgence in certain parts of the country which is leading the State to territorialize its measures. Monday, an unprecedented confinement for the next two weekends was ordered in Nice and in 63 municipalities on the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes.

The prefecture of this department has also requested the closure for two weeks, from this Tuesday, of businesses of more than 5,000 m², excluding pharmacies and food stores. And the gauge is raised to 15 m² per person for businesses over 400 m².

The incidence rate of the Nice metropolis is however lower than that of the urban community of Dunkirk, with 700 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, against 588 for the Alpes-Maritimes and 190 for the national average.

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