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France’s Macron announces nightly curfews to fight coronavirus surge – Sydney Morning Herald

The curfews on nine large French cities will take effect from Saturday and run from 9pm to 6am.

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France, like other European countries, is grappling with how to slow the virus spread and ease pressure on a once-again strained healthcare system while keeping its 2.3 trillion ($2.71 trillion) economy open and protecting jobs.
On Wednesday it reported 22,591 new coronavirus cases, the third time in six days the daily tally has gone beyond the 20,000 threshold. The virus has claimed more than 32,000 lives in France.
Macron said France had not lost control of the virus, but added: “We are in a…

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