France advances the curfew to 6:00 p.m. Saturday in 15 departments

The government has decided to bring the curfew forward from two hours to 6:00 p.m. from January 2 in 15 departments, located mainly in the northeast of the country as well as in two departments in the southeast.

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The government has decided to advance from two hours to 6:00 p.m. from January 2 the curfew in 15 departments, located mainly in the north-east of the country as well as in two departments in the south-east, where the virus remains particularly active. government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Friday.

“There we make decisions on 15 departments. In a week we will take stock of the effects of this advanced curfew in these 15 departments, on the circulation of the virus in the rest of the country ”, he declared on TF1.

“Obviously if the situation were to deteriorate further in certain territories, there too, we will take the necessary decisions. There is a gradation in the measures, which can go of course – it is still on the table in principle – up to containment, ”he added.

The government spokesman added that the reopening of cultural establishments which had been envisaged for January 7 could not take place on that date.

“It will not be possible to reopen cultural establishments on January 7 because the virus is still circulating very strongly in our country,” he said.

France recorded 19,927 new contaminations by COVID-19 on Thursday, which killed 64,632 in the country.

* Here is the list of departments affected by this curfew advanced to 6:00 p.m.: (by region):

Grand Est region: 08 Ardennes 51 Marne 52 Haute-Marne 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle 55 Meuse 57 Moselle 88 Vosges

Bourgogne Franche Comté: 25 Doubs 39 Jura 58 Nièvre 70 Haute-Saône 71 Saône-et-Loire 90 Territoire de Belfort

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: 05 Hautes-Alpes 06 Alpes-Maritimes