The release of containment from May 11 announced on Monday by the head of state raises many questions, especially on the side of the opposition. Faced with these “many unknowns”, to use the words of the First Secretary of the PS Olivier Faure, the Prime Minister assured that a “complete exit plan” will be established well before this date.
“The President of the Republic has asked the government to prepare a complete exit plan, an overall plan, I will have the opportunity to present it when it is ready, well before the date of May 11,” said the head of government Tuesday afternoon during the session of questions to the government in the National Assembly. “But it must be worked in consultation with many players to be truly up to the challenges. “
“It is up to the government to put in place the instruments, methods, employment doctrine, coordination necessary to ensure that these objectives recalled by the President of the Republic are achieved, this is what we are working on “Detailed the Prime Minister, echoing the words of Christophe Castaner. May 11 “is an objective, not a certainty,” said the Minister of the Interior on France Inter.
An “adapted form of reopening” for schools
The head of government assured that “around May 11, we will have been able to reduce the number of patients in intensive care, we will have been able to allow the hospital to resume a form of capacity in the face of incredible stress, in the face of the intensity of the first wave he had to face ”.
Concerning the schools, which the Head of State indicated that they could reopen “gradually” from May 11, Édouard Philippe estimated that this could translate “perhaps – perhaps – by an adapted form of reopening schools “, in a functioning” different “from normal, and warning that he did not want” on this point to announce anything definitive “.
“There is an imperative (back to school) that is real, it cannot be done at the cost of health, of course. It must be combined with the need to preserve the health of our fellow citizens, to guarantee compliance with health rules, “he insisted, stressing that he wanted to prevent social inequalities from widening as regards access to education.