Monday, the prefect of New Aquitaine Fabienne Buccio, “strongly” advised against mayors to disinfect the streets and sidewalks. The question arose, while the
mayor of Bordeaux Nicolas Florian (LR) launched the idea of carrying out this disinfection in the streets of his city.
But several municipalities in France continue since the beginning of the week to set up this procedure to fight against the coronavirus. Asked again this Wednesday by 20 minutes, the prefect of New Aquitaine “modulates” her answer. “The question goes back to me from everywhere, from all the departments, and I do not condemn the mayors who seek to do useful things,” explains Fabienne Buccio. I keep saying be careful, because most mayors use chlorinated water, which is dangerous for the environment, and for people who inhale. However, the subject has since been submitted to the
scientific council Covid-19, which surrounds the President of the republic and the Prime Minister on the questions which deserve a medical and scientific opinion. “
“We urge mayors to be very careful”
The prefect therefore asked the elected officials “to await the opinion of this scientific council, which should not delay. “We encourage them to be very careful in the products they use, knowing that ideally we would like to be able to say what type of cleaning should be done, with what type of product.
On the other hand, “they can obviously continue the cleaning they usually do, or even increase it. “