“The situation is still worrying with an incidence rate close to 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants”, indicated the prefecture in a press release. The mayors of the sector have decided to follow the recommendations.
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There will be no Dunkirk carnival this year, report Monday February 7 France Bleu Nord. The mayors of the Urban Community of Dunkirk have decided to follow the recommendations of the prefecture. “No band planned on the community territory will take place”, they announced in a press release. Earlier in the day, the prefect of the North recommended to the organizers “to cancel the festivities”. In a press release, Georges-François Leclerc specified that “the conditions are not met to allow the organization of any carnival festivity, as everyone knows, totally incompatible with the application of barrier gestures.”
In the north, “The situation is still worrying with an incidence rate close to 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants. Today people are dying of Covid-19 in Dunkirk”, added the prefect.
Carnival 2022 festivities: in view of sanitary conditions (white plan still activated in hospitals, incidence rate close to 4,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 87% of critical care beds occupied), the prefect recommends that organizers cancel all festivities. pic.twitter.com/xZTCE4qHYb
– Prefecture of the Hauts-de-France and North region (@prefet59) February 7, 2022
Initially, the mayors of the urban community of Dunkirk (CUD) and the prefecture had decided to cancel the events planned before February 15 and to decide on the continuation of the festivities at the end of January.