The French Assemblée National declared on Saturday a legal text which could present a”nation of health crisis” in France throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The legislation would provide the French prime minister” that the capability to announce, by decree and upon recommendation of the Health Minister, overall steps setting limitations to the freedom of movement, the liberty to venture and also the freedom to congregate and could enable him to move to the requisition of necessary products and services to resist against a health crisis.”
The text has been voted after a few hours of discussion in the French parliament and contains steps that would reduce personal liberties (for example, confinement and requisitions).
The legislation could cover a lot more than health crisis steps: it also includes provisions concerning postponing of the next round of the French municipal elections, support into the market, in addition to measures influencing the French justice and labor legislation.
Socialist MP Boris Vallaud cautioned that”its infinite area of activity” would result in”derogations to the principle of law”, whilst FI MP Alexis Corbière has stated it’s”much too wide”.
MPs from president Emmanuel Macron’s celebration La République En Marche (LREM) stated that the text has been aimed at battling the threat of this COVID-19 pandemic, a virus which is”flourishing” quicker than parliamentary discussions.
By the conclusion of the session, the French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet presented a change about the penalties for people who don’t stick to the French lockdown principles, where everyone has to present a signed official announcement mentioning the reason they are not at home (work, exercising or shopping ).
The change will present a $1,500 fine for repeat crime within fourteen days, while four offenses within a month could be sanctioned with a $3,700 nice and up to six weeks.
As day one under lockdown, France has commanded 867 695 individuals, and fined 38 994 individuals, Interior ministry said.