The mayor of Rouen, one of the cities in France that is currently closed at night, says the health sector is exhausted and needs more help.
Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol told CNN that he knows the city must comply with the curfew, but foresees economic damage.
When asked if the central government is providing enough financial support to the French cities currently under curfew, Mayer-Rossignol said: “You need two legs: you can have restrictions, but when you have severe restrictions you need strong incentives and have strong help. “
Around 20 million people – around a third of the French population – in the capital Paris and in the regions of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse, St. Etienne, Lille, Lyon and Rouen are affected from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The curfew is expected to last a month.
He said, although they have financial aid, “there are some specific sectors that urgently need help, particularly the health sector”.
“The big difference to the detention a few months ago is that the entire health sector was fully mobilized at the beginning of March – April – and was strongly committed to doing everything possible to fight – and is currently just exhausted. So we need more help, ”added Mayer-Rossignol.