Today, on this 44th day of confinement, the Prime Minister met with representatives local elected officials to adapt on the ground the measures announced for May 11. In practice, many questions remain outstanding. Especially in the transports where operators face a huge challenge. Pending deconfinement, France is preparing to a unique May 1st without a procession of demonstrators. However, the unions do not disarm.
Roland Gauron, journalist at Figaro
1. Where is the epidemic?
Covid-19 has killed 427 additional patients in France in the past 24 hours. The total assessment of the epidemic now stands at 24,087 dead since March 1, including 15,053 in hospitals (+243) and 9,034 in social and medico-social establishments including nursing homes (+184), according to the Directorate General of Health (DGS).
However, the decline has been confirmed for three weeks in the intensive care unit with 180 fewer patients on Wednesday. With “1070 new admissions to hospitals, discharges outnumber admissions and the balance is negative for 650 Covid patients less than yesterday”, details the DGS.
A total of 26,834 patients with coronavirus were hospitalized, including 7,303 patients in intensive care. Four regions, Île-de-France, Grand Est, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Hauts-de-France, alone account for 72% of hospitalized cases.
2. What happened today
Édouard Philippe hands over to the elected officials. After presenting his deconfinement plan to the deputies, the Prime Minister met with representatives of local elected officials in the morning by videoconference to adapt the measures announced on the ground. “The Prime Minister’s watchword:” Doing the lace “, with the maneuver, the mayor-prefect couple”, explain François Xavier Bourmaud and Tristan Quinault-Maupoil. The departmental deconfinement map should therefore leave a significant margin of appreciation to local officials. On this occasion, François Baroin agreed to answer questions from the Figaro. “We have no right to go wrong”, estimates the president of the Association of the mayors of France, which proposes various solutions to help with the economic reconstruction of the country.
Deconfinement in practice. A large majority of French people, 60%, consider the deconfinement plan unsuitable, according to our survey. In detail, 45% consider it too fast and 15% consider it too slow. The strategy presented yesterday in any case leaves many questions unanswered, even if the executive has since given some details, especially on the “compelling reasons” to move beyond 100 km from his home. During the afternoon, we answered your questions live. We have also detailed the businesses that will be able to reopen and those that will have to remain closed after May 11. Finally, we explain to you where it will be possible to get the masks, which will be mandatory from this date on public transport.
Life “after” could well be like “before” … but worse, with monster traffic jams
Angélique Négroni, journalist with the “Figaro” Society service
Transportation facing the challenge of May 11. The imperative of social distancing and the wearing of the compulsory mask turned into a headache in transport companies. “At a minimum, there will be hiccups. The challenge for operators will be to limit them as much as possible ”, warns our sector specialist, Jean-Yves Guérin. We give you some reflexes to adopt: “Wearing a mask does not exempt strict compliance with other barrier gestures, and washing your hands with hydroalcoholic gel when entering and leaving the train, or avoiding touching your face, remains essential”. For fear of contagion, many French people will prefer the car or the bicycle to move again. “Life” after “could well be like” before “… but worse, with monster traffic jams”, says Angélique Négroni of the Company department.
A confined May 1st. It is a first since its creation in 1947, Labor Day will not be entitled to its traditional procession of demonstrators. No trade union organization has filed a notice of demonstration this year. But the unions did not disarm and met on social networks and on the balconies. This will also be the case in Russia, says our correspondent on site, Alain Barluet. Confinement will undermine another very French use, that of thrush. Its sale will be prohibited on the public highway. Each year, 60 million strands are sold on this occasion. Fearing the ups and downs of the market, market gardeners have only harvested a third. We list everything that will change on May 1: partial unemployment, gas prices or even recreational drones …
3. Cook, get away, put away…
Tidy. Matthieu Morge Zucconi and Émilie Faure from the Fashion department provide some tips for sorting out her wardrobe during confinement. “Knowing how to part with certain articles turns out to be complicated for many”, recognize the two journalists who offer to follow the advice of Marie Kondo, the star of Japanese sorting. To know : “A garment to keep is one that gives you an emotion, and what does it matter if you no longer wear it”. For the rest, several solutions are available to you: sale or recycling are possible under certain conditions despite confinement. Once sorting is finished, Le Figaro also offers some tips for optimizing your wardrobe.
To escape. Valérie Duponchelle takes us to contemplate the works of Goya, Bosch and Vélasquez, at the Prado. The Arte channel broadcasts a replay on its site of a documentary devoted to the emblematic canvases housed in the Madrid museum. Among them, the Garden of Delights, an extraordinary triptych by Jérôme Bosch. “All of humanity, its thirst for enjoyment, its gaiety, its freedom, its follies, occupy two of the three panels, in an ocean of details and slamming pastels, details our reporter. The one on the right, black with soot, is Hell that threatens them all. ” The documentary also allows you to contemplate Les Ménines, painted by Vélasquez, where the main character is none other than the painter himself.
Truffaut’s feature films are filled with Eiffel Towers, tires, Trenet tunes
Éric Neuhoff, journalist in the Culture department of “Figaro”
See again. Thanks to a partnership with MK2, twelve films made by François Truffaut have just made their debut in the Netflix catalog. And not least: Last metro, Jules and Jim, Shoot the pianist, The woman next door or Fahrenheit 451… “It’s a gift. It’s a miracle”, enthuses Éric Neuhoff of the Culture department. “Truffaut’s feature films are filled with Eiffel Towers, tires, Trenet tunes. They speak of a time when men smoked Celtics, where the Gaumont-Palace projected The Cheyennes, where the lawyers dined in the dining car and where the 16th century buildings had no digital locks ”, delights our journalist.
To cook. For dessert, Claire Heitzler offers a strawberry and rhubarb pie. “This association is magic: the flavors (sweet for the first, sour for the second) and the textures are perfectly balanced. I developed this recipe five years ago, when I was pastry chef for the restaurant Lasserre, and its success has never wavered. ”, says the former pastry chef of the Ritz, Lasserre and Ladurée, now a consultant. And advise: “Choose very ripe and very red strawberries. I have no preference over varieties: it depends on the month in which you consume it; the important thing is that they are grown in the open field! ”
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5. Containment, instructions for use
Despite the containment measures, it is possible to leave your home in several cases:
- Go to your place of work, if teleworking is impossible.
- Do your shopping in “authorized local shops”.
- Go to the doctor or pharmacy.
- Travel to babysit or care for “vulnerable” people.
- Make brief trips, one hour maximum and within a radius of one kilometer, related to individual physical exercise.
- Go to judicial or administrative summons.
- Participate in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority.
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In the event of an inspection, you must present a certificate to the police. It can be downloaded here, on a smartphone or be handwritten. The document must be completed at each outing to justify the reason. Violators are liable to a fixed fine of 135 euros, or even 1500 euros in the event of a repeat offense.
6. The reflexes to adopt
A few simple gestures help limit the spread of the virus. Here they are :
- Wash your hands every hour.
- Cough or sneeze into the crease of his elbow.
- Use disposable tissues.
- Avoid kissing or shaking hands.
- Wear a mask when you are sick.
- Limit your movements as much as possible.
Covid-19 is transmitted by saliva, through close contact with an infected person, especially when the person coughs or sneezes. The virus also remains viable for a few hours on different surfaces.
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The disease manifests itself in several symptoms. In 9 out of 10 cases, this results in a fever below 39 ° C. According to the World Health Organization, this fever is most often accompanied by a state of tired, of signs ofshortness of breath and a dry cough.
7. What to do in case of symptoms?
The most important thing is not to go immediately to a general practitioner or to the emergency room to avoid infecting more people. Wearing a mask is highly recommended. For the rest, the recommendations of the Ministry of Health differ from case to case.
Stay at home, if you don’t show up little or no symptoms, taking care not to contaminate your loved ones. If you have a fever, take paracetamol. Possibly plan a follow-up teleconsultation with your doctor.
Yes you feel a difficulty breathing, with feeling of suffocation, after having felt proud and a cough for several days, call 15. The centers 15 being overflowed, rhinitis and fever or cough well tolerated should not be the subject of a call.
See you tomorrow.