France declares State of Emergency due to Covid-19 with curfew between 9 pm and 6 am – World

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The French government declared this Wednesday a State of Emergency due to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, with a curfew between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am.

The measure will apply to towns and cities that are at the highest alert level, on a day when France has increased the number of people hospitalized with coronavirus to more than 9100 for the first time since the end of June.

The regions subject to mandatory curfew are Île-de-France, which includes Paris, the weak capital and also the cities of Grenoble, Lille, Aix Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Étienne and Toulouse.

“The situation is terrifying,” said the French president Emmanuel Macron when he announced the measures, which he said will be in place for the next four weeks.



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