Coronavirus virus: Kovid-19 case spikes, France to close Paris bars as AFP

Bars and Restaurants Close Early to France to Combat Virus

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According to the French government there are plans to close bars in the Paris area and impose other new sanctions in the region as the country struggles to keep a spike in new coronovirus cases and avoid a second nationwide lockdown.

Paris and its inner suburbs will be declared a maximum vigilante area on Monday, then the measures will remain in effect for the last 15 days from Tuesday, AFP reported late on Sunday, citing a statement from France’s Prime Minister’s Office.

Benchmarks for French cities fall under the local virus-warning criteria set last month by President Emanuel Macron’s government, which it says does not want a second nationwide lockdown.
France has had the highest increase in virus cases in Europe in the last two months and monthly virus-related deaths tripled in September. The country recorded a record number of laboratory-confirmed new cases on Saturday.


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