On January 27, the government announced to the defense council that the 6 p.m. curfew is not enough to curb the epidemic. The ministers are therefore considering an alternative to contain the contaminations, and since the question of a third confinement arises on social networks.
The hashtag #JeNeMeConfineraiPas has been found in more than 20,500 posts since January 10, when this account first used it:
This story of # containment3 today in TT looks like yet another test balloon to see what people are willing to accept.
– Xavier Legay (@xav_leg) January 10, 2021
His Twitter description describes him as the editorial manager of Baslesmasques.com, an anti-masks and anti-confinement site.
Many Internet users behind this hashtag evoke the economic and psychological difficulties that a third confinement would cause.
It is only common sense to confine people at risk, the elderly and those who wish to do so; stop with this madness of generalized confinement … sacrificing future generations, our restaurants, our culture is unacceptable! #JeNeMeConfineraiNot
– Collections (@GalerieCombloux) January 28, 2021
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“An ethical question”
Interviewed by AFP on January 28, Jean-François Delfraissy affirmed that the scientific council faces “an almost ethical question of generational policy, between continuing to preserve the health of the oldest, but perhaps to the detriment of health of the youngest. ”According to him, we must take the time“ to intelligently construct the least bad response ”.
Young people have in fact been severely affected by the containment and restrictions linked to the pandemic. In particular, the students.
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#I will confine
Yet despite the implications of a third lockdown, internet users responded to the first hashtag with the #JeMeConfinerai, which won national trends on January 28.
#JeMeConfinerai even if like everyone else I’m fed up, like all students, I am deprived of almost all of my free time, it is very long and very hard.
But what would be worse would be to drag my loved ones, my heroes, to the grave.
– ???? Tony ???? (@OrdasTony) January 28, 2021
In favor of a third confinement, Internet users evoke a victory against the virus and the protection of their loved ones.
#I will confine because it is the only way to overcome the virus even if we are fed up and even if I am young and I have very little chance of having a severe form of covid my parents and my grandparents can so I take care and I will confine myself
– Clementine (@ AudouinClmenti1) January 28, 2021
This disagreement has also spread to the institutions. In a tweet, the President of the Senate Gérard Larcher specified that parliamentarians wanted to debate every month the issue of reconfinement, “an attack on freedoms”.