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Covid-19 Curfews And Lockdown Reimposed in Europe.

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The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night as a new curfew was enforced.

The controversial overnight curfew is aimed at curbing the soaring Covid-19 infection rate in France, which is one of Europe’s coronavirus hotspots.

There have been complaints from restaurant owners, whose businesses are already suffering after the two-month lockdown in the spring.

New measures are also to be announced in Italy due to a rise in cases.

Italy, which was the first European country to be hit significantly by Covid in the first wave, registered a record number of new daily cases on Saturday.

In France, about 20 million French people are covered by the month-long curfew in cities including Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Toulouse, as well as the capital. The curfew runs from 21:00 to 06:00 every night.

President Emmanuel Macron said the curfews were necessary to avoid the risk of hospitals being overrun. But many are concerned about the effect it could have on businesses.

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