France imposes month-long curfew to curb coronavirus

France imposes month-long curfew to curb coronavirus
Paris: France has imposed a month-long curfew in several cities including capital Paris to curb coronavirus.

According to details, the restaurants, bars and cafes were crowded before the curfew started at midnight in Paris and other cities.

The curfew is aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus infections in France, which is one of Europe's coronavirus hotspots.

The affected cities besides Paris include Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Toulouse.

As per orders, all eateries and cinemas are closed; however, food outlets can still provide night-time deliveries. Marriage celebrations and other public gatherings are also banned.

In case someone has to walk or jog, they will be requiring a signed permit, which can be downloaded onto a phone

The country has deployed around 12,000 police officers specifically to implement the curfew. The fine for violating rules will be €135 (£122) and a repeat offender could face six months in prison and €3,750 fine.

Covid-19 has taken lives of more than 32,000 people in France, which is among the highest death tolls in Europe.

Several European countries are experiencing second wave of Coronavirus with Netherlands returning to a partial lockdown.

Germany has also termed many neighboring countries and regions to as "high risk", including France and Netherlands.