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Last Updated : Oct 19, 2020 01:06 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Fresh COVID-19 curfew in France produces eerie quiet on streets of Paris

COVID-19: France is deploying 12,000 extra police to enforce the curfew.

A monthlong curfew to stem the flow of record new coronavirus infections in France came into effect Friday at midnight. (Image: AP)

A month-long curfew to stem the flow of record new coronavirus infections in France came into force on October 16 at midnight. (Image: AP)

The measure was announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to curb the resurgent coronavirus as new infections peaked to over 30,000 a day. Macron said the curfews were needed to stop local hospitals from becoming overrun. (Image: AP)

The measure was announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to curb the resurgent coronavirus as new infections peaked to over 30,000 a day. Macron said the curfews were needed to stop local hospitals from becoming overrun. (Image: AP)

 France is deploying 12,000 extra police to enforce the curfew, which has come into effect in Paris and eight other French cities. (Image: AP)

France is deploying 12,000 extra police to enforce the curfew, which has come into effect in Paris and eight other French cities. (Image: AP)

French restaurants, cinemas and theaters are trying to figure out how to survive the new measures. (Image: AP)

French restaurants, cinemas and theatres are trying to figure out how to survive the new measures. (Image: AP)

Nearly 20 million people are covered by the curfew and eerily deserted scenes were observed in Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Toulouse as well. (Image: AP)

Nearly 20 million people are covered by the curfew and eerily deserted scenes were observed in Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Toulouse as well. (Image: AP)

Many bar and restaurant owners have bristled at the order. An earlier months-long lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus in the spring devastated the sector. (Image: AP)

Many bar and restaurant owners have bristled at the order. An earlier months-long lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus in the spring devastated the sector. (Image: AP)

Waiters close a bar terrace in Paris. The new curfew will be in place until 6 a.m. daily. (Image: AP)

Waiters close a bar terrace in Paris. The new curfew will be in place until 6 a.m. daily. (Image: AP)

France has seen over 33,300 confirmed deaths in the pandemic, the fourth-highest death toll in Europe. (Image: AP)

France has seen more than 33,300 confirmed deaths in the pandemic, the fourth-highest death toll in Europe. (Image: AP)

First Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:09 pm
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