France forbids alcohol consumption in public spaces

 

Paris police warned that outdoor drinking in the capital is banned this weekend in order to avoid the repetition of French Covid-19 regulations that have gathered crowds in public places in recent weeks. 

 


At the weekend of last month, the authorities had banned outdoor drinking in some popular areas of the capital, and police in several other French cities have since taken action. 

 

Starting Friday, alcohol has been banned in more than a dozen other streets and squares and on the banks of the Seine. Hundreds of people gathered on the banks of the Seine on weekends, enjoying the taste of spring, which made the doctors frustrated to announce on TV comment.

 

The police department warned that it will also order evacuation from areas that do not comply with social distancing rules. 

 


The ban will continue to be enforced over the next three weekends at least. 

 

Although there are signs that the coronavirus is spreading more rapidly,  officials decided not to impose a new lockdown on the Paris area.

 

Following the surge in cases, Prime Minister Jean Castex imposed lockdown in the third area, the northern Pas-de-Calais area, on Thursday.

As the government hopes to avoid the third national blockade, which will further hit the economy, large shopping malls of more than 20,000 square meters have been closed.

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