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US News: Confinement in the Alpes-Maritimes: The prefect's decree challenged in court by 240 people

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Is the partial and localized confinement decided by the prefect of Alpes-Maritimes an appropriate response to the increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 in the department? For 240 people who have decided to challenge its legality in court, the answer is clearly "no". The Nice Administrative Court is due to study their summary release procedure Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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"We consider that the order of the prefect is not proportionate", slices the Nice lawyer Zia Oloumi, associated with Me Xavier Fruton to carry the voice of these "240 citizens from all walks of life domiciled in the 06".

“Nothing justifies partial confinement, he attacks. Does that mean that the virus only circulates on weekends? This measure does not make sense. Antibes doctor-mayor Jean Léonetti denounced her. Two specialists from the CHU de Nice, but also people from the CHUs of Toulouse and Montpellier, also spoke out against it. "

" On what scientific bases? "

Decided over two weekends (at least) for 63 towns in the coastal strip, this hitherto unprecedented partial containment measure, was announced on February 22 after a visit to Nice from the Minister of Health . Olivier Véran then asked the prefect to "continue to consult with elected officials" with a view to "additional measures", which could range from "a reinforced curfew to local confinement at weekends".

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As for the agglomeration of Dunkirk , the second option was therefore finally retained. “But on what scientific basis ?, asks the lawyer. We don't know. As it is not known how the perimeter was established. How to explain, for example, that the municipality of Tourettes-Levens is confined while that of Levens, larger, is excluded from the system? On what basis were his choices made? Are there any clusters that we don't know exist? "

A very late publication of the decree

The decree was not published until Friday around 1:30 p.m., just a few hours before its entry into force, not allowing for a quicker appeal. On this point, the prefect responded on Monday. “I am aware of the criticisms of me for such a late release. But it was linked to the need to legally consolidate the device by issuing a decree at the national level, ”explained Bernard Gonzalez.

Decree allowing "the legal coverage essential for the action of the state representative in the department", which was only validated overnight from Thursday to Friday.

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