Coronavirus: the containment exit plan “will be based on the recommendations of the scientific council”, explains Marlène Schiappa

The containment exit plan “will be presented by the Prime Minister who, of course, will be based on the recommendations of the scientific council as he has always done so far in reaching his decisions”, said Marlène Schiappa, secretary of State responsible for Equality between women and men and the Fight against discrimination, Thursday April 16 on franceinfo.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday that he would present “a complete plan to get out of confinement” when it is ready “, in any case” well before the date of May 11 “mentioned by Emmanuel Macron in his speech.

“The government is at work”

Will teachers and students, who will gradually return to school starting May 11, wear masks? “This is a question which is extremely worrying for French women and men,” admitted Marlène Schiappa, but refused to answer it at this stage. “The government is working on this issue,” said the secretary of state. “The President of the Republic indicated that he was giving the government 15 days to present this plan, let’s respect these 15 days,” she said.

“I am not here, on the air of Franceinfo, to tell the discussions of the councils of ministers,” said the secretary of state, while the former Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, said having alerted the government to the risks of an epidemic in January. “Even if this discussion had taken place, I would not tell it live on the radio,” said Marlène Schiappa.

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