France declares emergency resulting from rising covid-19 circumstances
France, suffering from the second wave of coronavirus cases, has imposed new restrictions, declared a state of emergency and imposed a night curfew in the capital and eight other regions.
The French government said: “The COVID-19 epidemic is a public health disaster which, by its nature and severity, threatens the health of the population. It justifies the declaration of a state of emergency so that measures can be taken that are proportionate to the risks to public health. “
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke about the curfew on Twitter: “In health emergency zones, a curfew will be set up from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.”
As of Friday midnight, almost a third of the country’s population will be affected by night curfew and lockdown in Paris and 8 other regions. The places that will affect the lockdown are Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, St. Etienne, Montpellier, Rouen, Lille and Grenoble.
In the state of emergency, there will be a ban on organizing private parties such as weddings. However, 6 people are allowed to gather and if someone is caught breaking the rules they will be fined $ 160.
French Interior Ministry Gérald Darmanin said nearly 12,000 police offerings are being used to enforce laws.
The rule was announced due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, which has steadily increased since June this year.
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