The French government has announced imposing a nationwide curfew on daily basis starting at 6pm (local time) from Saturday. The decision will remain enforced for at least two weeks.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the decision on Thursday amid worsening situation of the virus-related cases in the country, describing it as “worrying” with infections remaining at a “high plateau”, BBC reported.
Moreover, the PM also said that the overall situation is “under control” but still “fragile”. Meanwhile the PM also announced new restrictions for people arriving into the country, which would require a negative test of COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours, and self-isolation for seven days.
It was also decided that the schools would remain open, but indoor sports activities had again been banned.
During the curfew, all shops and businesses would have to close except for emergency services.