After two months of confinement, in the basque Country, it is difficult to resist the urge to kick a ball or play a game of basketball between buddies, especially when the sun is at the rendez-vous and the temperatures are summer.On the basque coast, the inhabitants of Anglet walk after two months of confinement following the outbreak of coronavirus, may 16, 2020. (ANTHONY MICHEL / RADIO FRANCE)
On the esplanade of the Bar in Anglet, on the basque coast, a few meters from the beach, we bronze, we read, we walk, but for others, the sport activity is much more intense… and collective ! At the end of the containment due to the crisis, the sars coronavirus, a part of the barriers that surrounded the city-the stage was overturned. Accessible, it is now taken by storm. “It is not glued, it is open air, so good… me personally, I don’t see the risk,”says Thomas, who has just finished a football game with his buddies. “I’m not out from me in two months, it’s good to take the air a little, and then we try to move to something else because this is not obvious”, replied the young man. He even confesses to find it “more logical than to make a meal or a drink between friends, locked up in an apartment”.
A few meters from the ground, is an area of strength. The access is prohibited, but here too, the few barriers of protection have been displaced. There are in the world around ab benches, and parallel bars. “We take our precautions, we have masks, gel for hands, and so on”, defended Jean-Lou, who trains every night with his friends. “After that, we know that it is bullshit. This is not a joke ! We know that it takes risks, and it is sure that those who go into areas of games and then is surprised to catch it, here it is clear, one is responsible.”
“We did a proof of civil disobedience”
Nina, her husband and her son do not have the impression to take risks. Quite to the contrary. Out, cycling, workout sessions : this is a routine that they have absolutely not changed during and after the confinement. “I think that there has been a big exaggeration, and that it was made very afraid to people for not much”, says Nina.
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“It has not respected the containment, provides the mother of a family. We were outside all day, we had nothing to waxing, and we continued to live as if nothing has happened, there has been evidence of civil disobedience. My immune system has never been so well worn !”
A small shudder runs through all of these athletes when a police car approaches, stops… and then finally off again. Without reprimand or fines. “They are understanding”, slips one of the young practitioners. In Anglet, all the sports facilities are “in principle” closed until June 15.