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US News Curfew in France, tightening of restrictions among European neighbors in the face of Covid-19

13:45  15 october  2020
13:45  15 october  2020 Source:   latribune.fr

Curfew against the coronavirus: what you can do, what will be prohibited

 Curfew against the coronavirus: what you can do, what will be prohibited © Ludovic MARIN / AFP The curfew introduced in Île-de-France and in eight French cities is not "a ban on traffic, "Emmanuel Macron explained to the French on Wednesday evening. However, this regime applied from Saturday requires the population concerned to respect rules reminiscent of confinement. Explanations.

Read more: Europe tightens restrictions to control spread of COVID - 19 . France steps up COVID - 19 response as cases rise. Anyone found to be transgressing the new rules will face a fine of €135 (9). "We are in a worrying situation," he continued, while insisting France had not "lost

European countries such as the Netherlands, France and Spain are introducing stricter measures to combat a second The country has reported 31,511 virus-related deaths, among the highest tolls in Europe . Rapid COVID - 19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries.

  Couvre-feu en France, durcissement des restrictions chez les voisins européens face au Covid-19 © Provided by La Tribune

With its new nighttime curfew imposed in nine metropolises, including Paris, the world's leading tourist destination, France is not alone in implementing new measures to avoid congestion in its hospitals. But depending on the country and the health capacities, the answer is varied.

Read also: Emmanuel Macron announces curfews in Paris and in eight metropolises between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Precise control of cases in Germany

Unlike France, federal Germany, which leaves the decision-making power to the Länders , do not yet have systematic closures of festive places in the evening in its large cities. For now, the number of participants in private events will be limited in regions recording more than 35 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days. In these regions, wearing a mask will be mandatory wherever people are close to each other for a period of time. Gatherings will be limited to 25 people in public establishments and 15 in private rooms.

VIDEO. Coronavirus in Bouches-du-Rhône: What perimeter for the curfew in Marseille and Aix? The great vagueness reigns

 VIDEO. Coronavirus in Bouches-du-Rhône: What perimeter for the curfew in Marseille and Aix? The great vagueness reigns The day after Emmanuel Macron's announcements, no one knows for now whether the curfew will only concern Aix-en-Provence and Marseille or the entire metropolis © Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA Un bar in Marseille CORONAVIRUS - The day after Emmanuel Macron's announcements, no one knows for the time being whether the curfew will only affect Aix-en-Provence and Marseille or the entire metropolis "Do I know if my municipality is concerned? But then, not at all.

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Marseille, France (CNN) At first, the front line of Europe 's fight against the Covid - 19 pandemic was fought in hospitals by overstretched health care In the last week, several European countries have seen record infection rates. Not since the spring have countries like France , Germany, Italy and Spain

If the figure of 50 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants is crossed, even more draconian rules will be imposed, such as the limitation of private meetings to ten people from two households maximum and the closure of restaurants at 11 p.m. The leading power in Europe recorded a record number of positive cases for Covid-19 on Wednesday October 14 (6,638), the previous one going back to March 28 (6,294).

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Catalonia closes its places of exit for 2 weeks

In Spain, and in Catalonia (north-east ), bars and restaurants will be closed for two weeks from this Thursday evening, October 15. Stores, shopping centers and sports halls will see their reception capacities reduced, while local sports competitions have been suspended.

Curfew: Night confinement has started for almost 20 million French people

 Curfew: Night confinement has started for almost 20 million French people From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the inhabitants of Ile-de-France and the metropolitan areas of Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Aix Marseille, Rouen and Grenoble can no longer go out © Lewis Joly / AP / SIPA A restaurant in Paris just after the start of the curfew, October 17, 2020.

European affairs >. Leaders in Britain and France have tightened rules on wearing face masks in closed public spaces in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

On March 19 , Brazil closed all land borders, though there are no entry limitations for travelers arriving by sea. Effective March 17, all people in or The French government announced that as of March 17, the European Union is closing its borders, according to the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in France .

The inhabitants of Madrid and eight neighboring municipalities - or 4.5 million inhabitants - cannot leave their municipality, except to go to work, to school or to go to a doctor. Other regions such as Andalusia (south), Castile and Leon (center) or Galicia (north) have also limited the freedom of movement of the inhabitants of certain cities. However, they are not confined to their homes like in the spring, when Spain imposed one of the most severe confinements in the world. Navarre (north) has limited meetings to six people and its bars and restaurants, which can only accommodate 30% of their clientele, must close at 10 p.m.

Read also: In Spain, administration overwhelmed by demands for minimum living income

More school holidays in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, pubs and restaurants will have to close from Friday, school holidays will be extended at two weeks (against one usually), businesses will no longer be able to sell alcohol from 8 p.m. and gatherings of more than 15 people, except authorized sporting events, will be prohibited. Taken for a month, these are the most restrictive measures in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland having recorded 6,286 new cases of people positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days.

Can we transit on a portion of the highway in a curfew zone? You are told

 Can we transit on a portion of the highway in a curfew zone? You are told Ile-de-France and eight cities have been living under a curfew since Saturday. Others could complete this list depending on the announcements that Jean Castex will make tomorrow, Thursday 22 October. Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., is it possible to drive on the motorways or ring roads that cross these “prohibited zones” for a few kilometers? Ouest-France will answer you.

Hancock on new regional Covid - 19 restrictionsBBC. It may put you more at risk of catching Covid - 19 . In the video below, BBC journalist Laura Foster explains the correct While neighbouring countries locked down and brought in wide-reaching restrictions and compulsory mask-wearing in

The number of new Covid - 19 cases in Europe has surpassed the spikes observed during the first wave of the disease that swept across the continent early this year, WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said during “ In the spring and early summer we were able to see the impact of strict lockdown measures.

In Ireland, citizens will no longer have the right to visit each other from this Thursday midnight. In addition, non-essential shops, as well as recreation centers, swimming pools and sports halls, will be closed in the counties bordering Northern Ireland (Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan).

In Italy, a decree, signed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for 30 days, prohibits bars and restaurants from serving customers who are not seated after 9 p.m., parties and celebrations both outdoors and in closed places, contact sports with friends and school trips. Weddings and baptisms cannot accommodate more than 30 people. A limit on the number of home guests is also set at six.

In the Netherlands, since Wednesday October 14, the country has been subject to "partial confinement", including the closure of all bars and restaurants. The sale of alcohol is also prohibited after 8 p.m. (6 p.m. GMT).

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FOCUS: Update on the

pandemic According to the latest figures from Public Health France (stopped on Wednesday, October 14 at 2 p.m.): 22,591 new cases of people positive for Covid-19 were recorded in France in 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 12.2%. 104 people have died in the past 24 hours (they were 87 the day before), bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 33,037 in the country. 193 additional people were admitted to intensive care over 24 hours (226 Tuesday and 171 Monday). 1,664 Covid-19 patients were thus hospitalized in intensive care (+31 compared to the day before).

Worldwide, the pandemic has killed more than 1.087 million people worldwide since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP on Wednesday, October 14. Some 38.2 million cases have been officially counted, of which more than 26.4 million have been cured.

(With Claire Snegaroff and AFP offices around the world)

Virus: Europe tightens its arsenal of restrictions, more than 10,000 dead in Germany .
© Provided by Le Point Several countries of Europe of the East impose new restrictions on Saturday in the wake of the rest of the continent, where the Covid-19 epidemic has now killed more than 10,000 people in Germany and has infected more than a million in France . The restrictions have also caused clashes in Italy , in Naples, between the police and hundreds of young people protesting against the curfew decreed Friday evening in the region of this city.

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