Macron promises decisions on Friday “to give visibility”


Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the government would announce on Friday at the end of the defense council devoted to Covid-19 decisions to “give visibility over the coming weeks”.

“What we must do is adapt to the evolution of the virus (…) We will have decisions to make, but there you have it, I think we must continue to be demanding, realistic, without giving in to any panic whatsoever” , declared the head of state during a trip to Corsica.

During the defense council on Friday, “what I want is to give visibility over the coming weeks through the decisions of tomorrow”, he added, while “the virus is circulating a lot”.

Asked about the words of the President of the Scientific Council, Jean-François Delfraissy, for whom the government will have to “make difficult decisions”, Mr. Macron considered that “the scientific council is in its role, which is technical”, and that ‘it is up to political leaders to “make decisions” by “trying to be as transparent and as clear as possible”.

We must “try to slow down as much as possible and stop the circulation” of the virus with barrier gestures and “the organization of social life that we must adapt”, while “allowing us to continue living”, in particular “educating our children. “,” To treat other pathologies “, added the Head of State.

He stressed the need to “decline territorially” the decisions taken, and once again called on the French to “take their share of responsibility, because we are all stakeholders in this fight against the virus”.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal for his part again refused Thursday morning on BFMTV and RMC to comment on the hardest assumptions concerning the measures that could be announced on Friday – limitation of movement, assembly, or even localized reconfinements – while limiting oneself to hammering that this health crisis shows “that one can never exclude anything in principle”.


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