France declares state of emergency, imposes local curfews | New Europe

In a televised interview on Wednesday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed the declaration of a public health state of emergency, also announcing local curfews in Paris and eight other cities, as the country is struggling with a massive surge in COVID-19 cases.  The new measures, t

Source: France declares state of emergency, imposes local curfews | New Europe

The new measures, that include a curfew between 9pm and 6am in Paris, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse will come into effect on midnight Saturday and will be in place for four weeks, with the possibility of a two-week extension, if the parliament green-lights the move.

No restrictions will be imposed on public transport and citizens will still be able to travel between French regions unimpeded, however, they should forget about going to restaurants or visiting friends after 9 pm, while anyone out during curfew should have a “good reason.” For those violating the night curfew, an €135 fine could be imposed.