Isolation of the sick was to be the recipe to avoid the second wave: test, trace and isolate. According to epidemiologist Pascal Crepey, isolation is the inevitable phase to limit the spread of Covid-19. “Despite all the precautions and all the respect for the mask wearing protocol, the best way to avoid contamination is to isolate yourself outside the home.“, ensures he.
In France, it didn’t work. On leaving confinement, a hotel in Perpignan (Eastern Pyrenees) received 69 patients who are still contagious. Individual rooms, meals on site … Everything was planned. Like this one, 35 other hotels have been made available to patients, but only a dozen have received rare patients. For many French people, the idea of fortnight away from home has a hard time getting through. “For having been positive, I would not have agreed to leave my home to be placed in a hotel “, explains a young woman.