Which departments could be subject to a stricter curfew? Since Saturday January 2, for fifteen departments in eastern France, the latter has been brought forward from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. And from this weekend, their number could grow. The Prime Minister said on Thursday that “10 additional departments” “where could also arise the question of an implementation of this advanced curfew” had been identified.
“Decisions will be made by Friday evening to take effect from Sunday”, added the head of government. “As we did last week, the prefects will very quickly conduct the necessary consultations with the elected representatives of these territories to properly analyze the situation”, continued the head of government.
Matignon told LCI that the departments likely to see their curfew advanced were: Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Allier, Cher, Côte d’Or, Haut-Rhin, Bas-Rhin, Yonne and Haute-Savoie. These are departments whose incidence rate, for the week of December 28 to January 3, had an incidence rate close to or greater than 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Jean Castex also explained on Thursday that the curfew at 8 p.m. would be in effect “until January 20”, and that the 6 p.m. curfew would be in place “at least 15 days”.