Paris evening curfew to be reinstated amid COVID-Second-Wave

People wait in line at a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France

On Tuesday, the French government confirmed that they would reimpose an evening curfew on Paris, and possibly the Ile-de-France region around the capital, to tackle worsening Coronavirus figures.

The evening curfew on Paris, which would begin precisely at 9 p.m., would come on top of a new, national lockdown imposed last week by President Emmanuel Macron, Attal said.

“We are going to reinstate a curfew on Paris, and perhaps the Ile-de-France. The Interior Ministry will specify the details later in the day, and a proclamation will be issued,” Attal told BFM TV.

France reported a record 52,518 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and the number hospitalized rose by more than 1,000 for the fourth time in eight days, as the pandemic shows no signs of abating despite the new lockdown.

France’s COVID-19 death toll rose by 416 to 37,435, compared with an increase of 231 on Sunday and a month-high seven-day moving average of 345.

Health Minister Olivier Veran told RTL radio that one Parisian was becoming infected with COVID-19 every 30 seconds, while a Parisian is admitted to hospital with the disease every 15 minutes.

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