Emmanuel Macron has been grappling with rising opposition to his coronavirus insurance policies and his determination to plunge France into its third lockdown within the span of 1 yr. Members of the cultural sector have been particularly vocal towards the French President, demanding leisure venues are allowed to reopen. Requested about President Macron’s report throughout the pandemic, singer Leah Gracie informed BBC As we speak: “I feel he is just a bit king in his fort.
“He would not need to look down and he is simply attempting to get cash from the poor.
“It is simply rising the variations between the wealthy and the poor. It is easy as this.”
A sound engineer collaborating in protests within the metropolis of Poitiers earlier this week mentioned: “We really feel it is the Authorities’s option to put individuals in trains, within the metro, they usually determined to shut all of the sociability locations.
“There’s quite a lot of anger within the cultural sector as a result of there isn’t any sanitary purpose [for the closure].”
The French well being ministry reported on Wednesday that the variety of individuals in intensive care models (ICU) with COVID-19 elevated by 103 to a brand new 2021 report of 5,729 individuals.
Week-on-week, the variety of COVID-19 sufferers in intensive care rose by 13.4%, the most important week-on-week improve since November 13.
The variety of COVID-19 sufferers in ICU beds – a measure for a way properly a hospital system can take care of the pandemic – is already above the height of practically 5,000 set in mid-November throughout the second lockdown, however nonetheless beneath the report of seven,148 set on April 8, 2020 throughout the first lockdown.
Saying France’s third nationwide lockdown final week, President Macron mentioned the variety of ICU beds can be raised from 7,000 to over 10,000.