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Trans Musicales de Rennes: the prefect calls for responsibility to avoid a cluster – Brittany


The prefect of Brittany, Emmanuel Berthier, called on Tuesday to the “responsibility of festival-goers” to avoid the formation of a cluster of covid-19 at the Trans Musicales of Rennes which must bring together tens of thousands of people from Wednesday.

“We make the choice of responsibility. The idea is to continue to live with the virus, it is certainly not to participate in the construction of a cluster which would be called Trans ”, declared the prefect, Tuesday, during a conference of hurry.

“Times are a little critical, especially times of consumption”, however admitted Mr. Berthier, recalling that the festival had decided to apply the health protocol “very strictly”, with control of the sanitary pass, wearing of obligatory mask and hydroalcoholic gel.

“The organizers are perfectly serious people with whom we have been working continuously for 18 months now,” he pointed out. “We trust all festival-goers. There will nevertheless be controls (…) at the expense of the organizers and the State services, ”insisted the prefect.

Four groups cancel their participation

In 2019, during the last edition with the public, the Trans Musicales brought together 56,000 participants.

The festival begins Wednesday and most of the programming is scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening with concerts scheduled until the early hours of the morning.

Four groups had to cancel their participation, including three for health reasons, organizers announced on Tuesday. The Australian quartet Amyl and the Sniffers had to give up after testing positive for covid, while Urban Village, from South Africa, where the new Omicron variant was detected, preferred to throw in the towel. Alima Rolland and Wet Leg will not be present either.

The incidence rate of covid-19 in Brittany was 212 per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday, four times more than a month earlier. The region is the best vaccinated in France with 96% of the population having received at least one dose of vaccine (77% nationally), according to the Regional Health Agency.




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