The “worrying growth” of the epidemic in Haute-Corse worries the authorities that this Monday, July 26, announced new braking measures.
Wearing a mask is compulsory in dense areas
From this Monday evening, wearing a mask will again be compulsory for people aged 11 and over in “dense areas”, with a high concentration of population such as pedestrian areas, in several towns in the department.
The decree specifying the list of streets should fall within the day after consultation with the town halls, which will have to specify the exact areas concerned by this new obligation. It is already specified that this ban will not apply to beaches and remarkable natural spaces.
Gatherings of more than 10 people banned after 9 p.m.
During this Monday’s press conference François Ravier also announced that from tomorrow, Tuesday July 27, gatherings of more than ten people on beaches and outdoor public spaces will be prohibited from 9 p.m.
The representative of the State also specified that a “return of the curfew is ruled out at this stage.”
A worrying situation
“The situation is deteriorating day by day and no longer concerns Balagne alone” said François Ravier, who specifies that the Grand Bastia region and other areas of the department are also strongly impacted by the circulation of the virus. The incidence rate in Haute-Corse is 699 per 100,000 over the last 7 days and 1,274 new cases have been detected in one week.
“The number of cases has doubled in one week in the department which has a positivity rate of 7.4%, well above the national level.” – underlines the prefect who recalls that only vaccination can slow down the virus.
The countryside is accelerating in Haute-Corse
After the discovery of the balanin cluster and since the announcements of the implementation of the health pass, the island’s vaccination centers were taken by storm: in the week of July 10 to 16, 16,408 people received their first injection in Corsica and last week 6800 first doses were injected. Encouraging figures according to the prefect who recalls “the doses are not lacking” and urges Corsicans to be vaccinated.