Time.news – Controversy and a new standoff between the French government and the socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, after evacuation of the banks of the Seine by large police forces last weekend, decided to stem the infections from Covid-19.
The images of important contingents of the national police deployed by the prefecture of Paris along the Seine to evacuate families and children are widely circulated on the media and social networks, fueling discontent and criticism not only of the population.
To challenge that modus operandi was the mayor of Paris, Hidalgo, who in statements issued to France Inter said “schocolate for those images“, stressing that she” was not warned before “.
In a harsh ‘J’accuse’ to the executive, the first citizen of the capital said that “I am the mayor of the capital and seeing an evacuation operation of the banks of the Seine without even being notified is very shocking for me. things in compliance with all authorities, including mine “.
On its Twitter account, the prefecture of Paris explained that the operation on Saturday was dictated by the “failure to respect the health measures taken to fight the spread of Covid-19 along the Seine”.
But for Hidalgo, who will meet the prefect of police today to ask him about the “legal basis” of Saturday’s intervention, it was an “unjustified” operation as “there were many parents with strollers and people walking around”.
“It is true there were a lot of people, but it is better to stay outside than inside to avoid contagions”, underlined the mayor of Paris, according to whom “the situations in which we need to intervene are not those but rather where people do not respect the distancing , they consume drinks without a mask and a few centimeters apart “.
According to the latest bulletin in France, there were more than 23,000 new cases and 170 deaths. Still high budgets that today have pushed the Ile de France regional health agency to postpone 40% of the interventions on the agenda in hospitals and clinics to be able to free up other places in intensive care.
There are 973 patients currently hospitalized in the resuscitation services of the Paris region out of a total of 1,050 beds, so “we are in a very high tension situation” warned the general manager Aurélien Rousseau, who aims to reach 1,577 places within the next week to reduce the pressure on all health facilities.