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COVID-19 restrictions tighten in France as cases spike

Added 09-28-20 10:18:03am EST - “In Marseille, France's second-largest city, bars and restaurants were ordered closed on Sunday evening for at least a week, prompting protests against the government decision.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “COVID-19 restrictions tighten in France as cases spike”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The French government has imposed stricter coronavirus restrictions as cases of the killer bug in the country continue to spike.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced the new rules — which include the closure of some restaurants and bars — in response to a “serious and worrying” rise in infections in big cities, according to comments reported by government spokesman Gabriel Attal Monday.

The new restrictions focus on areas where health authorities report a “rapid and significant” spreading of the virus, Attal said.

In Marseille, France’s second-largest city, bars and restaurants were ordered closed on Sunday evening for at least a week, prompting protests against the government decision.

Marseille Mayor Michèle Rubirola said that she had not been consulted about the decision, which she said left her “astonished and angry,” the Daily Mail reported.

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