On the 5th local time, Paris Mayor Anna Hidalgo and the Paris Police Department announced that Paris and the three nearby provinces will tighten the business hours of some shops and prohibit food delivery after 10 o’clock in the evening.
According to France’s BFM TV station, Paris Mayor Anna Hidalgo announced in an interview with BFM TV station in the morning on the 5th that some shops in Paris and its suburbs, Haute-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Marne Valley will close early until 10 o’clock in the evening.
Including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. Hidalgo said that this new restriction was proposed by the Paris Police Department and decided in consultation with the city government to better enforce the sanitary regulations during the blockade. She said: “I don’t know if this is a curfew, because it does not involve all activities in the entire city.”
The Paris Police Department announced in a statement that afternoon that starting from the 6th, from 10 pm to 6 pm the next day, restaurants and bars and other stores will be prohibited from engaging in food delivery and meal delivery. The Paris Police Department pointed out: “In fact, this decree requires these institutions to be completely closed between 10 pm and 6 pm.”
At the same time, the sale and drinking of alcohol on public roads are also prohibited. It is understood that this new restriction is aimed at reducing the gathering of people on public roads and private places, and the police department believes that this is an absolutely necessary measure to restrict interpersonal interaction.
On the evening of the 5th, French Minister of Health Olivier Vérin stated at the weekly pandemic briefing that the pandemic situation is severe and it spread rapidly in Europe, emphasizing that France is the country with the most cases in the EU and is expected to reach the second place in mid-November.
Wayland said that if the blockade measures are followed, the impact will not reach the peak of the first wave of pandemic, but if the relevant measures are not followed, the second wave of pandemic will last longer than the first wave and the consequences will be more serious.
The director-general of the French Health Agency, Jerome Salomon, said at the briefing that as of the afternoon of the 5th, France had newly confirmed 58046 patients within 24 hours, bringing the total number of patients to 1601367, and the positive rate of testing rose to 20.76%.