Coronavirus: gatherings limited again in public places, starting from this Monday

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 3 January 2022 at 15h10
While France is faced with a rise in coronavirus cases, the government gathered on Monday December 27, 2021, for an exceptional defense council. Following the meeting, Jean Castex announced that from Monday January 3, 2022, gatherings are limited again in public places. Please note the measure does not apply to political meetings.

The coronavirus epidemic is strongly surging again in France. The country is fighting on two fronts between the delta and omicron variants, the latter gaining more and more ground. Faced with the epidemic rise, the government gathered on Monday December 27, 2021, an exceptional defense council. It enabled the executive to re-assess the health situation and decide on instating some curbing measures at New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.

Following the defense council, prime minister Jean Castex announced major gatherings were limited again. Now, events are limited to 2,000 people, when taking place indoors, and 5,000 people outdoors, starting from Monday January 3, 2022, and for 3 weeks. Note the measure does not apply to political meetings.

Furthermore, Jean Castex also announced standing concerts were now banned, so is standing consumption within bars and restaurants. The latter measure is to come into effect from January 3, 2022, too.

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