Paris banned takeaway food and alcohol from being delivered between 22.00 and 06.00 to reduce the rising incidence of COVID-19.
After a curfew was declared in 9 French cities that lasted from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the authorities restricted the takeaway food and alcohol from being delivered in Paris, the capital of France. The sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks in public spaces from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. would also be banned., police officials said on Thursday last week. Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said the new restrictions were necessary in order to prevent people from gathering outside takeaway food outlets in the French capital.
“When you get people who are not playing by the rules of the game, and are therefore putting at risk the health of a large number of people, that is when you need to put in place new restrictions,” Hidalgo told France 24.
As part of the national quarantine declared by President Emmanuel Macron last month, unnecessary shops have been forced to close, and French residents are required to show signed documents when they go out why they left their homes.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France stands at around 1.79m, with 40,439 people have died from the virus in the country.