At midnight on Monday, the hour of deconfinement in France struck. After fifty-five days of unprecedented confinement throughout the territory, certain trips, and the reopening of most businesses are again authorized, with however rules to be respected. To avoid a second wave

But it is with a major failure for the government that this deconfinement begins: the law of state of health emergency was not promulgated in time by the Constitutional Council seized by Emmanuel Macron. In a joint press release, the Elysée and Matignon explain that the Constitutional Council will not finally give its opinion until Monday on this emergency law adopted Saturday by the Parliament.

This postpones until Monday evening, subject to this approval, the entry into force of two flagship provisions: limiting travel to 100 km and compulsory certification in public transport.

The executive is therefore forced this Monday to appeal to the "responsibility of the French" for limiting travel and the use of public transport while stressing that it was "in any event expected that the news measures had to be subject to a tolerance period ”Failure to present the employer certificate requested to use public transport in Ile-de-France between 6.30 am and 9.30 am and between 4 pm and 7 pm will not be fined that from Wednesday, had also announced Sunday the president of the region Valérie Pécresse.

As for the other deconfinement measures, they will enter into force on Monday morning since, "taking into account these exceptional circumstances", a temporary decree was published in the Official Journal on Monday to have them applied with immediate effect. These are the end of the restrictions on leaving the home, the obligation to wear a mask in public transport, the reopening of shops provided that the barrier gestures are respected and the distance and limitation to 10 people rallies in public places.

Another decree will finally be, after the CNIL's opinion "taken before the end of the week" to authorize, still subject to the decision of the Constitutional Council, "the information systems necessary for epidemiological investigations".

In particular, monitoring of coronavirus patients and contact cases, thanks to a file linked to Health Insurance, the data of which will only be kept for three months.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld