This Tuesday, June 1, the Prefect of Reunion had an appointment with the mayors of the island for their weekly meeting. The health situation and the possible de-escalation plan were discussed. The important information that emerged was that there will be no new plan announced for a fortnight.
Faced with the deteriorated health situation, the Prefect of Reunion decided to cancel the de-escalation plan last week.
This Tuesday, the Prefect of Reunion was to meet with the mayors of the 24 municipalities to discuss the situation.
A new plan within 15 days?
During his interview with the mayors, Jacques Billant, Prefect of Reunion announced that he was setting up a 15-day observation period before taking new opening measures.
It will therefore be necessary to wait two weeks for a decision on the third stage of the de-escalation plan to be taken.
A compelling reason for students
The Prefect also evoked the compelling reasons, in particular with regard to the students of Reunion.
The return of students who finish their studies in metropolitan France is now considered to be a compelling reason.
What about events?
Discussions took place around the events bringing people together. No more than 300 people in establishments open to the public and 50 people in public spaces.
This implies highly regulated political meetings but also a very different music festival from what we are used to seeing.
A health situation still tense
Last week, Reunion had 1,355 new people and 13 deaths, with an incidence rate of 156 / 100,000 inhabitants. For the moment, according to Public Health France, the incidence rate is decreasing slightly to 137.9 / 100,000 inhabitants, unlike the number of hospitalizations which reaches 93 people including 39 in intensive care.
Vaccination continues to progress, more than 165,000 people vaccinated or 19.3% of the population.