Reopenings: after hope, the great disillusion

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This is the great disillusionment! The hope of a second stage of deconfinement, allowing the branches of gastronomy and culture to resume even part of their activities on March 22, will have lasted only a week. It has faded as the epidemiological situation has deteriorated, the curve for new infections having increased by 20% in the meantime. The Federal Council has therefore given up on reopening restaurant terraces, theaters and cinemas, imploring the population to wait until April 14. A call that went badly: the cantons say they are “disappointed”, and the UDC even speaks of “a slap in the face to the population and to businesses”: “These decisions are as unacceptable as they are arbitrary. Their consequence is that the population no longer considers them credible. ”

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