France to re-impose state of 'health emergency'

Paris: The French government said it was re-imposing a state of 'health emergency' to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

In a televised address on Wednesday, President Emmanuel Macron announced a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities.

While specifying that these measures will restrict people from visiting restaurants and even private homes in the late evening and night, President Macron said, "We are going to have to deal with this virus until at least the summer of 2021".

Once these measures are in place, anyone found in violation of the nighttime curfew will face a fine of 135 euros (Rs 11,620).

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