The pandemic does not give truce and they already fear terrible figures before, during and after Christmas. That is why numerous governments around the planet are beginning to adopt measures to try to contain the spread of the virus, especially with its new variant. One of the last countries to do so has been France.
This Monday, the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced that as of next Friday, France will close the discos across the country for four weeks, that is, they will not reopen until next year, after Christmas is over. This measure does not affect the hotel industry, which for the moment will remain open in the country.
It was precisely this past summer, when the French Secretary for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, attacked Spain, assuring that our country was one of those that “have opened too quickly and recklessly, with discotheques open without control.”
France already closed nightclubs months ago
This is not the first time in 2021 that France has chosen to close nightclubs to try to contain the pandemic. Already did Several months before, when they were reopened on July 9 after several weeks without activity, and before the imminent arrival of summer and the tourist rebound, it was decided to revoke the measure, since vaccination was also increasing.
Currently, France has registered more than eight million infections since the start of the pandemic, as well as more than 120,000 deaths. As far as vaccination is concerned, 70.5% of the population is already immunized after having received the full vaccination schedule, but the data still does not improve and these measures are already being taken to try to reverse the hopeless statistics.
On the other hand, the mandatory vaccination debate still unfinished in Europe. Austria has already announced that it will make it mandatory from February, the same measure that Germany adopted weeks later. For now, in France this possibility is not valued, but it is not ruled out either.