The battle of Paris is not totally over yet, Rachida Dati who was a candidate for the municipals, presents to the government her concrete propositions to phase Paris out of confinement. In a letter to Jean Castex, the great organizer of the deconfinement, Paris 7th arrondissement town hall sounds the alarm and points out the danger “of considering as a whole and without adjustments” the process to deconfine the French capital.
First, she says through her entourage that “Parisians expect health guarantees, and a clear setting to be able to look to the future and leave home safely”. What they still do not have if the candidate is to be believed, despite the interventions of the current mayor, Anne Hidalgo, from the beginning of the crisis. Thereby, the former Attorney General wishes “to make town halls the pivot to give masks” she wants to be “free of charge” for people over 70 years old. Disinfection stations should also be set up in public places across the capital, such as parks and gyms.
For Nicolas Sarkozy’s close friend, the emergency is “to establish distancing regulations and restriction of gatherings on very frequented sites”. Targeting gatherings noticed by the Canal Saint-Martin in the Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes woods, unusual for the period. Last but not least, she insists on the necessity to “test 100% of seniors in nursing homes urgently” and to “lower the municipal rates for families in financial needs because of the pandemic”. Like grands unfrozen by Anne Hidalgo for children in families in need, the emphasis is put on making Parisians aware of their responsibilities.