By Timothée L’Angevin Published on June 23, 22 at 6:14 p.m. updated on June 23, 22 at 6:37 p.m. News See my news Follow this media The mask in transport could be introduced again. (©PHOTOPQR/LE PARISIEN/MAXPPP) We had almost forgotten them. The mask in transport, in the supermarket, the vaccination pass to be scanned before going to the restaurant, the gauges in concert halls and stadiums… After the dazzling Omicron wave that began in November 2021, which restricted our freedoms for several months , these restrictions seem to be history. , as of Thursday June 23, more than 52,000 positive cases on average each day, an incidence rate close to 500 contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants and a reproduction rate (average number of people that an infected person can contaminate) more than 1.3, figures close to those seen last December. The risk of transport Two weeks before the start of the school holidays, the wearing of a mask in transport, an obligation lifted since Monday, May 16, could be put in place again. “In crowded trains, the risk of being in the presence of infected people is high, explains to actu.fr Pascal Crépey, epidemiologist and teacher-researcher at the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health in Rennes. It would be a good idea for the population to wear a mask, in particular to protect the most fragile and avoid massive contamination.Pascal CrépeyEpidemiologist and teacher-researcher at the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health in RennesA point shared by Alain Fisher, president of the Orientation council for the government’s vaccination strategy, which considers, among our colleagues from France 2, that this measure is possible “for fragile people, and probably for the whole population, because it is a measure of collective protection and by making the small effort to wear the mask, we help protect fragile people. in places open to the public (shops, bars and restaurants, places of culture, etc.), the vaccination pass, the gauges, the obligation to telework, even the closing of nightclubs, nothing seems the be in the boxes of the government for the moment. Videos: currently on ActuCe confirmed by the General Directorate of Health, contacted by actu.fr, which “calls on the French to respect barrier gestures and to be vigilant with those most at risk of the virus”. But until July 31, the date of the end of the state of health emergency, the executive still has free rein to introduce, by decree, new measures, if the situation continues to deteriorate. A text of law planned For the rest, a text of law is planned. It was to be presented Tuesday, June 21 in the Council of Ministers, but the latter was adjourned due to the legislative elections and in particular the defeat of three ministers, including Brigitte Bourguignon, Minister of Health. This text must, according to government spokesperson Olivia Grégoire, allow the executive to “be able to remain vigilant at the place of the possible rise of Covid-19” after July 31. But she promises that the vaccination pass is excluded: We are not going to present a text which will extend all the existing crisis devices. We are not on the vaccination pass, the state of emergency, etc. What matters to us is to ensure that we are able to intervene if necessary, with the implementation of braking measures if the situation were to change, or even degenerate post-July 31.Olivia GrégoireSpokesperson for the governmentTowards a new wave in the fall? It remains to be seen how the situation will evolve over the coming weeks. For Pascal Crépey, “the arrival of the summer school holidays (school holidays in general) are often a brake on the epidemic. With schools closed, less busy workplaces and less busy urban transport, we end up with 30% fewer contacts.” It is therefore likely that the epidemic will slow down over the summer. But the fear is to come from this fall, advances the epidemiologist. “Based on the previous two years, the arrival of the winter period in October triggered a new wave. No reason to think that this year will be different. »What opens the prospect of new restrictions? Was this article helpful? Note that you can follow Actu in the My Actu space. In one click, after registration, you will find all the news of your favorite cities and brands.
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