'I have to pay my employees, support my family ...' protests Christophe Wilson. The restaurant owner decided to exceptionally open his house in Nice on Wednesday, despite a ban on fighting the Covid-19 epidemic for several months.
'There has to be someone who gives everyone the swing, and if I have to take the risk, I assume so,' says Christophe Wilson Bravado on the covered terrace of his busy restaurant with a hundred customers.
The 'Poppies' located in the center of Nice have been closed since October 30 as part of the governments health measures to combat Covid-19, which killed more than 74,106 people in France.
'When I see Carrefour or Prima' ...
'I hope that everyone will follow suit and that the entire population of our country will return to their normal way of life,' pleads the 50-year-old restaurateur, who however did not plan to reopen his house in the coming days. .
â€œWhen I see Carrefour or Prima or all these multinational companies that have hundreds of people together, I can no longer accept that. I have to pay my employees, support my family and receive my customers, â€claims this manager.
Taken into custody
The police, who were present near the establishment, as well as many media outlets, did not intervene to verbalize the customers who were sitting under the awnings of the terrace without a mask.
The restaurateur initially welcomed the polices 'indulgence', but was then taken into custody and his cook was arrested in an irregular situation.
Estrosi tightens the screw
His initiative is in contrast to the position of the LR Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi. The latter announced on Wednesday that he had issued a decree banning seasonal rentals in his city from February 6 to 20 to avoid a renewed outbreak of Covid-19 cases.