Coronavirus: Paris to ban gatherings of more than 10 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks walk along the Seine river banks, Paris, France, August 15, 2020. (Reuters)

The French government is expected to unveil tighter coronavirus restrictions for Paris on Wednesday following a cabinet meeting, BFM TV and Le Parisien newspaper said.

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Among the measures planned are a ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people while attendance at major events could be limited to 1,000 people from the 5,000 allowed now, the reports said. The sale of alcohol outdoors will be prohibited after 8 p.m. they added, citing several sources.

The new rules for Paris, if confirmed, would follow similar measures in Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Nice as the coronavirus resurges across the country.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 KSA 10:24 - GMT 07:24
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