Coronavirus: Joggers, walkers get last exercise in before daily confinement in Paris

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Shortly before 0800 GMT in Paris, joggers and walkers do their last exercises on the quays of the Canal Saint-Martin before the start of sport/exercise curfew due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is now forbidden to do sport between the hours of 0800 and 1700 GMT in Paris, as precautionary measures taken by the country.

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France’s lockdown to combat the outbreak, which like in Spain, Italy and many other European countries includes restrictions on store openings and people’s movements, will remain in place until at least May 11, President Emmanuel Macron said earlier this week.

After that, schools and shops are set to reopen, though it is still unclear at what speed France will allow some businesses like hotels or cafes to restart, and whether it plans to lift home confinement recommendations for everyone at the same time.

France’s registered death toll from coronavirus infections neared 19,000 on Friday, but most data provided further indications that the spread of the disease was slowing after the one-month-old national lockdown.

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