While Jean Castex, the new prime minister, had made himself known to the French as the “Monsieur déconfinement”, it would seem that an interministerial plan for confinement was in the process of being completed under his leadership.
In recent days, an increase in the reproduction rate of the coronavirus has raised questions about the possibility of a return to imminent confinement, like that imposed in Barcelona since July 17. However, in an interview broadcast on France 2, the Prime Minister affirms that “ the figures in Barcelona are much more degraded than what we observe ” in France, although he notes that there has been “ undoubtedly a relaxation ”. If the health situation is not ” serious “, he nevertheless calls for ” vigilance “.
A decree that will come into force on Monday will impose the wearing of a compulsory mask in closed public places, such as shops, closed markets, and banks. The fine for non-compliance with this obligation will be € 135 according to the Directorate General of Health.
A system of compulsory tests in ports and airports for people arriving from abroad also seems to be under development.