President Emmanuel Macron will soon visit Marseille, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on BFMTV on Tuesday, August 24, without confirming a date for the moment.

“Yes, a move is planned in Marseille. If he moves to Marseille, the president of the Republic, it is not for nothing, it is even to talk about many subjects because Marseille, Obviously, we need to work on a lot of subjects, ”replied Gabriel Attal to a question from Jean-Jacques Bourdin.

The announcement of the move comes as the city has seen an acceleration in the number of settlements over the past two months, with gunshot homicides in affected cities and neighborhoods © s by drug trafficking. This weekend, four days after the death of a 14-year-old near a drug outlet, three men were killed.

 € œThere are 100 more police forces who have arrived in Marseille since the start of the year, and 200 who are expected in the years to come. puts the means to pound the traffickers, ”Gabriel Attal stressed on Tuesday.

In connection with the state, the municipality is also planning a renovation plan for 200 of the city’s 472 schools, according to Mayor Benoît Payan (PS) who had met Prime Minister Jean Castex on this subject in June.

On the Covid-19 front, Marseille hospitals alerted Monday to the risk of saturation in rehabilitation and the lack of staff, due to a record influx to emergencies linked to the 4th wave of the epidemic.