Six cities in France: four-week curfew

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of Covid-19 after daily new infection rates reached record levels. He said new daily coronavirus cases must be brought down to “3,000 or 5,000”, from current levels, which have reached up to almost 27,000. Anyone found to be outdoors during the curfew without special authorisation would face a fine of €135, and more than 10 times that sum for repeat offenders, Macron said.