The President of the Republic will address the French on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 8 p.m., according to an announcement from the Elysee.
Emmanuel Macron will speak
After several days of rumors and uncertainties, the Elysée Palace announced that the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, was going to speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday March 31, 2021 following the Defense Council. A speech that does not bode well.
Each time the President of the Republic addressed the French during this health crisis, which has lasted for more than a year, it was to announce to them a confinement or an extension of the latter. So the announcement of his speech makes more than one shudder.
What measures will he announce?
The question arises of the announcements that Emmanuel Macron will make, while France is at the heart of the third wave of the health crisis and that the resuscitation services in several regions and departments are at the end of their rope. Many believe that a new national containment is not to be expected, since the new health policy of the government in recent weeks was to favor case by case.
If the president chooses not to confine the whole country, it seems that the drastic strengthening of the containments already in place in some regions is certain. To avoid the escalation of the situation in those which still avoid confinement 7 days a week, the government could decide to institute confinement on weekends anda national ban on interregional travel.
With the announcement of Emmanuel Macron’s speech, the closure of schools in the most affected regions or even throughout the country seems increasingly inevitable, to the chagrin of the Minister of National Education, Jean -Michel Blanquer, who believes that schools are not places of contamination.