Even as elected officials, traders and unions demand more information on the government’s deconfinement strategy, Emmanuel Macron confides in college students during a virtual meeting.
“Flexibilities for this summer”
During a virtual meeting, Tuesday April 6, 2021 with a third class, the President of the Republic let himself go to some confidences on the post-containment. Information that elected officials and traders, among others, have been demanding since the announcement of the establishment of a third confinement.
If he mentioned the strategy that his government wanted to put in place for deconfinement, Emmanuel Macron kept a certain reserve, promising nothing. Finally trying, since faced with students’ questions about the summer, the Head of State promised: “ There will be relaxations for this summer and yes, the shops will reopen there, from mid-May “.
A gradual deconfinement in perspective
However, if he promises deconfinement in May and relaxations for the summer, Emmanuel Macron tempers specifying: ” we will reopen less quickly than on May 11 “. A very gradual deconfinement to avoid an epidemic runaway at the reopening. He also told the students that “ until the end of the school year, there should be no further confinement. “
Emmanuel Macron still wanted to defend the health policy he has been leading for more than a year. ” The question is, at what price do you have this? Germany has had to close its schools and non-food businesses since mid-December. That it decreases and that there are beginnings of reopening, yes. But in proportion we should have done three months of strict confinement? I want to think backwards: I prefer to tell myself that we have preserved the life of our country thanks to proportionate measures “.