After the 6 p.m. curfew announced by Jean Castex for the entire metropolitan territory, the opposition unsurprisingly fired red balls against the new restrictions to fight against Covid-19.
Curfew at 6 p.m., end of school and extracurricular sports activities indoors, tightening of entry conditions in France for non-EU nationals, threat of new confinement … Jean Castex’s announcements of January 14 caused a reaction many policies, especially on social networks.
The deputy of La France insoumise, Adrien Quatennens, denounces, for example, that the generalized curfew at 6 p.m. will result in the French being “more numerous in [se] concentrate in common places (transport, shops …) on shorter niches “” These new perpetual discoveries are unbearable “, he criticizes.
Mr. Déconfinement announces the # CouvreFeu18h all over. More of us will be concentrating in common places (transport, shops …) on shorter niches! These new, perpetual finds are unbearable. One solution: rotation! # Castex18h
– Adrien Quatennens (@AQuatennens) January 14, 2021
In the same vein, the deputy for Debout la France, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, foresees “crowded transport before 6 pm, [des] stores stormed on weekends ”. “Jean Castex persists in error and renews ineffective measures for our economy. Another way is possible: care of the sick, FFP2 masks for the most fragile, Covid test regardless of the source ”, he continues.
Transport crowded before 6 p.m., shops stormed on weekends. # Castex18h persists in error and renews ineffective measures for our economy. Another way is possible: care of the sick, FFP2 masks for the most fragile, covid test whatever the source pic.twitter.com/2j4kvEHE4F
– N. Dupont-Aignan (@dupontaignan) January 14, 2021
The former presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade doubts the curfew at 6 p.m. noting that the government knows “that this measure will not be able to work”: “What they are aiming for is probably to tell us soon” that is not enough ” , it is total containment that we need. They take us for frogs in a saucepan whose water they regularly heat. “
They know this measure will not work. What they are aiming for is probably to tell us soon “that is not enough”, it is total containment that we need. They take us for frogs in a saucepan whose water they regularly heat.
– Jacques Cheminade (@JCheminade) January 14, 2021
Marine Le Pen notes that “the health situation is extremely contrasted according to the departments”. However, for the president of the National Gathering, “to apply brutally and without nuance the same measures everywhere, from the Côtes d’Armor to the Alpes-Maritimes, is total nonsense”. “Let’s territorialize, adapt, be flexible and pragmatic”, she recommends.
The health situation is extremely contrasted according to the departments. To apply the same measures brutally and without nuance everywhere, from the Côtes d’Armor to the Alpes-Maritimes, is total nonsense.
Territorialize, adapt, be flexible and pragmatic! MLP # Castex18h
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) January 14, 2021
The same goes for the deputy Les Républicains, Philippe Gosselin, who remarks that “obviously Jean Castex does not have the principle of territoriality in mind.” “No consideration of health differences between regions, [Jean Castex] generalizes the curfew at 6 pm everywhere, ”he adds.
For the national secretary of the Communist Party, Fabien Roussel, “health and social support requires the hiring of 50 to 70,000 people”. “Young people are looking for work. Let us suggest that they participate in the fight against the virus, ”he argues.