Curfew from 6 p.m. in France: how long for? Emmanuel Macron gives an estimation

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 1 March 2021 at 12h11 · Updated on 21 March 2021 at 18h59
The French have swapped lockdown for curfew since mid-December. First set up between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the measure is pulled forward to 6 p.m. in mainland France starting this Saturday January 16, 2021... But how long for? This Monday March 1, Emmanuel Macron gave a new estimation.

Even though the vaccination campaign in France has started, the coronavirus epidemic is still spreading so are restrictions it leads to. French are no longer quarantined since December 15, 2020. Yet, curfew has been instated in the country: first implemented between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., and it has been pulle foward to 6 p.m. in mainland France.

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So, how long is curfew for? Of course, it all depends on the evolution of the health crisis. As for curfew from 6 p.m. in mainland France, it is expected to last at least two weeks. Thus, it will not be lifted before January 30, 2021. Curfew was originally expected to last until January 20, 2021. It has been extended for another 10 days. Yet, the health situation is not improving, and so far, curfew is on until further notice. This Monday March 1, 2021, French President Emmanuel Macron said when visiting Stains that the French have to hold on for four to six more weeks. Hopefully, curfew will end by late March/early April.

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