SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-FRANCE-DEPUTY: A deputy who survived COVID-19 returns to the Assembly
PARIS (Reuters) – Haut-Rhin Republican (LR) deputy Jean-Luc Reitzer, who spent a month in a coma after contracting COVID-19, returned to the National Assembly on Tuesday where he asked the government to create a “shock of hope” in the hospital.
“Thank you my dear colleagues, I am very touched”, said the elected to applause during the questioning session to the government, where he concluded his speech with a vibrant “Long live life!”, Not without paying tribute to caregivers and asked the government to “no longer close beds or services, so essential in our hospitals”.
“Are you going to create this shock of confidence and this shock of hope so long awaited by our caregivers and our fellow citizens?” Asked the Alsatian deputy.
“What a pleasure to see you again here today. You are living proof, unfortunately, that this virus affects everyone and that no one can be spared or sheltered from its damage,” Prime Minister Jean replied. Castex.
Jean-Luc Reitzer, 68, was infected last spring by the new coronavirus. Admitted on March 4 to Mulhouse hospital, he spent two and a half months there, including one in a coma.
Many deputies and staff have been infected with the new coronavirus in the National Assembly, considered a hotbed of infection last spring, and subjected since last week to a drastic health protocol.
The mask is obligatory and a 50% gauge is imposed for meetings as well as in the hemicycle.