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

11:55  18 october  2020
11:55  18 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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 Coronavirus: the curfew After confinement, some French people will live under the curfew regime: Emmanuel Macron announced the restriction from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in several French metropolises as well as in Île-de-France , from Saturday evening. The Head of State took care to limit the application of this measure to the areas most affected by the coronavirus.

Some 20 million French people are preparing to spend their first evening under curfew on Saturday, a measure taken by the government after an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases. People will need a certificate for permitted activities, such as travel to or from work, for medical attention, to visit a

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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

Un restaurant à Paris juste après le début du couvre-feu, le 17 octobre 2020. © Lewis Joly / AP / SIPA A restaurant in Paris just after the start of the curfew, October 17, 2020. SANITARY MEASURES - From 9 pm to 6 am, the inhabitants Ile-de-France and the metropolitan areas of Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Aix Marseille, Rouen and Grenoble can no longer go out

“It is 9 pm. Thank you for going home ”. The curfew put in place by the government to stem the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic began on Saturday evening. Nearly 20 million residents have accepted this new obligation. This confinement at night, until 6 a.m., concerns the inhabitants of Ile-de-France and the metropolitan areas of Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Aix Marseille, Rouen and Grenoble.

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Millions of French people were out tonight to enjoy the night life before curfew . France is fighting against a resurgent epidemic that has now filled a third of the country's intensive care units President Emmanuel Macron announced curfews on around 20 million people in the Paris region and eight

France is starting a monthlong curfew affecting around 20 million people in Paris and eight other metropolitan areas. Establishments like restaurants, cinemas and theatres will be forced to close at 9 p.m. from Saturday. French Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot told the Le Parisien newspaper that

For the moment, the measure seems respected. “It’s 9 pm and there’s no one left. The situation is almost clean, "said Commissioner Patrick Caron, of the DOPC (The Directorate of Public Order and Traffic), on patrol on the outskirts of the Latin Quarter, at Paris . “With the experience of containment, I am relatively optimistic. As we have seen, the Parisian is respectful ”.

A well respected measure

The feeling is the same at Lille . "The curfew is rather well respected and people who must be outside after 9 pm have the reflex of the certificate", welcomed Saturday evening the prefect of the North Michel Lalande, speaking near the Lille- station. Flanders, almost deserted. The Departmental Director of Public Security, Jean-François Papineau, also spoke of "very well observed rules and very marginal breaches".

Curfew: rules and exceptions concerning the exit certificate

 Curfew: rules and exceptions concerning the exit certificate © AFP With the implementation of a night curfew in nine metropolises in the country, an exit certificate will be necessary between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The government clarified the details Thursday afternoon, with several exceptions, particularly for health reasons or for travel. Residents of Paris and the eight other metropolises who will be subject to night curfew will have to bring an exit certificate between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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Are exempt from curfew, people returning from work or a place of study or going there, claiming a health requirement, must visit a loved one in a situation of dependency, babysit, respond to a court summons or walk their pet. On the way to or at the exit of stations and airports , plane and train tickets will prevail. As during the lockdown in the spring, people leaving during the curfew must bring travel certificates (to print or download on the phone). Any offender is liable to a fine of 135 euros and then, in the event of a double repeat offense (three frauds in total), six months in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros.

At least four weeks

Some 12,000 police and gendarmes, in addition to municipal police teams, must be deployed to enforce the new rules. The police were, however, invited to show “pedagogy” and “discernment”, by evaluating “the good or bad faith” of those checked, according to a police source. Scheduled for at least four weeks, the curfew could be extended if the epidemic does not show signs of abating. President Macron has already mentioned the date of December 1.

Economy The Medef boss asks for "flexibility" for events and sports halls Culture The world of culture expresses its dismay at the refusal to relax the curfew rules

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© POOL The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, during the press point on the coronavirus at the Hotel Matignon, on October 22. Extension of the curfew to 38 new departments, launch of the TousAntiCovid app, aid for culture ... The government announced on Thursday new measures to fight the epidemic.

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