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France: Nighttime Curfew Announced for Paris, Eight Other Cities to Curb Spread of COVID-19
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Posted on October 15, 2020, 12:51 pm
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The French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a Nighttime curfew across Paris and eight major cities of France as an emergency measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus which is still rapidly gaining grounds within the country.

The French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a Nighttime curfew across Paris and eight major cities of France

The curfew is to take effect as from Saturday October 17th, 2020 and will run from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am. Speaking via an interview on TV, Mr. Macron says this will last for over four weeks and could be extended to six weeks.

“We have to act. We need to put a brake on the spread of the virus,” President Emmanuel Macron said on the Public television.

Reports show that minutes before the President’s announcement was broadcast, his government had said it would prolong a state of health emergency.

France: Nighttime Curfew Announced for Paris, Eight Other Cities to Curb Spread of COVID-19

The president said the curfews are to put a temporary halt to “the parties, the moments of conviviality where there are 50 or 60 people, festive evenings because, unfortunately, these are vectors for the acceleration of the disease.”

“It means that we won't go to restaurants after 9 p.m., we won't go round to a friend’s place, we won’t go out partying,” the president stressed.

The French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a Nighttime curfew across Paris and eight major cities of France

Other major French cities referred to include; Marseille, Toulouse, Grenoble, Montpellier, Rouen, Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Lille

Around 20 million people are said to be affected in all, out of a total population of over 67 million, in these cities.

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Over one million coronavirus deaths and nearly 40 million cases have been recorded worldwide with over 353,944 cases in France, following latest reports.

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