Curfew from 6 p.m. in France: how long for?

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 14 January 2021 at 18h51 · Updated on 15 January 2021 at 10h58
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?

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.

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.

For the record, President Emmanuel Macron announced the 5,000-case-a-day-goal by December 15, was required to reopen museums, theaters and movie theaters. As the country reports about 20,000 new cases per day, the return of these places does not seem possible for now.

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