France To Issue Curfews In Paris, 8 Other Cities As Coronavirus Surges

France To Issue Curfews In Paris, 8 Other Cities As Coronavirus Surges

France is going to impose curfews on nine cities, including Paris, as the coronavirus continues to surge in European countries.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the curfew restrictions will last for four weeks, according to the New York Times. The curfew is from 9 p.m to 6 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Macron imposed other restrictions on their countries, including mandatory face mask policies and shutting down restaurants and bars.

French President Macron announces a 21:00 to 06:00 curfew for Paris and eight other cities, starting on Saturday

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“We haven’t lost control,” Macron said, according to the New York Times. “We are in a situation that is worrying that justifies being neither inactive nor panicked.” (RELATED: Europe Is Reopening Schools Even As Coronavirus Cases Are Surging In Some Major European Countries)

“I am watching with great concern the renewed increase in infection numbers in almost every part of Europe,” Merkel said Tuesday, the outlet reported.  “We mustn’t throw away what we achieved via restrictions over the past months.”

There have been over 820,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in France, according to data from

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