Wednesday, January 26

Covid-19: no proportional gauge in the stadiums unless the health situation evolves

As long as no positive change in the health situation takes place, the establishment of proportional gauges within sports arenas will not be applied, the Ministry of Sports said on Tuesday.

The principle of gauges proportional to the size of the sports grounds, rejected Monday evening by the vote of a government amendment to the National Assembly, can only be considered “in favor of a positive development in the health situation” the Sports Ministry said on Tuesday.

Monday evening, before the debate on the bill creating the vaccine pass was suspended in the Assembly, the deputies adopted a government amendment which requires to take into account both “the health situation” and “the characteristics The establishments.”

“Avoid super-contamination”

As part of the measures to curb the Covid-19 epidemic, a gauge set at 5,000 people outside and 2,000 inside came into force on Monday for a period of three weeks.

Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, reiterated in the hemicycle his opposition to a principle of proportional gauges, which according to him induces to start “to count the square meters, as we have seen with shopping centers (.. .) it is an endless debate, which in the end is more likely to kill the device ”.

Pushed by sports players, the deputies voted in committee last week for an amendment allowing proportionality of the gauges but the government had said its opposition this weekend.

“In favor of a positive evolution of the health situation and the adoption of the new provisions provided for in the bill under consideration, the rules relating to these large gauges may be brought to evolve”, indicated the Ministry of Sports to AFP on Tuesday.

“We want to avoid the phenomenon of supercontamination”, argued the Minister of Health Monday evening, referring to the “crowded metro” to go to the Parc des Princes as well as the tram in Lyon to get to the stadium.

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