Covid-19 survivor, LR deputy Jean-Luc Reitzer returns to the National Assembly

September 8, 2018 by No Comments

” Live life ! “ : the LR deputy of Haut-Rhin Jean-Luc Reitzer, survivor of the Covid-19 after long weeks in intensive care, celebrated his return to the Assembly on Tuesday “With emotion”, to the ovation of his colleagues.

“Thank you, I am very touched”, launched the elected Alsatian to the deputies, by returning “Tribute to all the caregivers who have saved so many lives and who deserve our applause. Unfortunately not everyone had the chance to beat this sacred virus ”.

In a question to the government, Jean-Luc Reitzer briefly mentioned his “Four weeks in a coma” and “Two and a half months of hospitalization” in Mulhouse. Then he called on the Prime Minister to “Learn the lessons of this collective ordeal” pandemic and no longer close beds in nearby hospitals. ” Live life ! “, he said to conclude his speech.

Four weeks in a coma

“What a pleasure to see you here again! “, replied Jean Castex. “You are living proof that this virus affects everyone … And that no one can be spared or immune to its damage”, added the Prime Minister, insisting on the means released for the nursing staff.

Jean-Luc Reitzer had been the first parliamentarian officially affected by Covid-19 with the first symptoms at the end of February, then two and a half months at the Emile-Muller hospital in Mulhouse, including four weeks in a coma. He was able to return home to Altkirch in mid-May, after losing 20 kilos.

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“He was between life and death for very long weeks in intensive care, and was almost taken for granted. He came back to us this morning in great shape and to the ovation of course from all the deputies of the Les Républicains group ”, rejoiced the president of the LR group Damien Abad Tuesday morning at a press conference.

A Corsican deputy hospitalized

A few hours after the intervention of Jean-Luc Reitzer, the Corsican deputy (Liberties and Territories) Michel Castellani indicated on Tuesday evening to be “Hospitalized” in Bastia “Due to contamination with Covid-19”.

“I would like to warmly thank the staff of the Bastia hospital for their professionalism and availability”, also tweeted Michel Castellani, economist and deputy of the autonomist party of the president of the Corsican executive council Gilles Simeoni, Femu a Corsica and member of the parliamentary group Freedoms and territories.

“I call on everyone to be extremely careful”, added this deputy from the 1st constituency of Haute-Corse. The one who is also municipal councilor of Bastia and professor of universities expressed the hope, in Corsican language, to be able to resume his activities quickly.

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