Mayor of Nice speaks of vaccine and restrictions in the Alpes Maritimes

Mayor of Nice reacts to suspension of vaccine and lockdown in Nice - Speaking to CNews this morning the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi, has reacted to the suspension of the Astrazenaca vaccine announced on Monday by French President Emmanuel Macron. Estrosi said that the move was “a European strategy and a principle of precaution." Before adding that, the move will “no doubt leave a lack of confidence in the vaccine for the French” but that for the time being Nice had no cases of people unsubscribing to the vaccine.  The mayor of Nice also reaffirmed his wish to authorise "quickly" the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in France saying that he has " the capacity to bring tens of thousands of doses to Nice," adding that 48 countries in the world are using it and it's going pretty well," he concluded that "The Haute Autorité de Santé needs to act fast”.

While the city of Nice has experienced three weekends of lockdown, the decision for the next Saturday and Sunday is still pending. Estrosi said that the first two weekends were effective, but the third was less so”. A decision should be taken by Thursday on the follow-up to be given to the restrictive measures in the Alpes-Maritimes.

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