France imposes curfew in several regions due to COVID

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a curfew amid the second wave of COVID-19 in some cities, including Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse.

The curfew will be in effect from 21.00 to 06.00 from Saturday. This mode will last four weeks.

“Yes, what we call a curfew is an appropriate measure,” Macron said in an interview with French TV channels.

The French leader stressed that the curfew will be in effect in the Ile-de-France region, as well as in Lille, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Rouen, Saint-Etienne, Montpellier, and Toulouse.
Macron also announced the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic while emphasizing that control of the situation is not lost.

“We haven’t lost control. We are in a situation that concerns us…But we have concluded the first wave of the epidemic,” Macron said on French TV channels.

“In fact, the virus, which we have been familiar with for eight months now, is returning. We are in a situation that is often called the second wave,” the French leader said.

The epidemic situation in France has been getting worse since August. On Saturday, October 10, a record increase in coronavirus cases was set in France – more than 26 thousand per day.