No Saturday night party for Parisians as curfews kick off
The streets and terraces of Paris and eight cities in France emptied on Saturday night as people were asked to stay home to stem a second wave of the coronavirus that caused a record daily number of infections in the country.
( 3 images )French President Emmanuel Macron last week ordered nightly curfews in cities where the coronavirus was the most active, saying it was spreading at parties and private gatherings and action was needed or else hospitals risked being overwhelmed.
While some people understood the need to contain the virus, restaurant managers cautioned about the impact on a sector that already suffered major losses during the spring lockdown.“There will surely be employees who will lose their jobs, several restaurants will go bankrupt,” said Stefano Anselmo, 44, manager of Italian restaurant Bianco in Paris. “It’s a disaster.”
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 euro ($2.7 trillion) economy open and protecting jobs.“For restaurateurs I understand that it is difficult but there is a moment when it is necessary to make a balance between public health and economic health,” said Bastien Delaunay, a 22-year-old law student.
The number of new coronavirus infections in France jumped more than 32,000 in one day on Saturday for the first time since the start of the epidemic, health ministry data showed.The 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfews will last at least four weeks.“On Saturday night we used to go out all the time. We organised many things and now that’s over. At 9 p.m. we must go home. That’s the time when we used to go out,” 22-year old Jeanne Baudin, said while sitting on a terrace with friends.
($1=0.8534 euros)Reporting by Antoine Boddaert; Writing by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Daniel Wallis Read more: Reuters Top News »
Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing live updates
The high-stakes confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is underway Monday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Very warm relationship!! Bizzare!!! When will a good sunday come? I’d like you to finish your breath. Arrogant French can’t seem to accept this new reality! The second wave be far worse . I was told wear masks to open the economy? Oh not so much huh? EndSARS good time to show cartoons of that twat the prophet muhammad
No Saturday night party for Parisians as curfews kick offThe streets and terraces of Paris and eight cities in France emptied on Saturday night as people were asked to stay home to stem a second wave of the coronavirus that caused a record daily number of infections in the country. the cellar stash will take care of saturday night I love how responsible they are though! Act in unison and you can stop the virus! It may come back, given it is an interconnected world and someplaces like US arw sing in the virus, thanks to realDonaldTrump! But when it returns, do it again Save France! We love you!
Italian region bans parties for 'stupid' HalloweenAn Italian regional governor plans to impose a curfew on the night of Oct. 31 to prevent coronavirus spreading at parties for Halloween which he branded 'a huge American stupidity'.
Strictly Come Dancing 2020 celebrity pairings announcedStrictly Come Dancing kicked off on Saturday, find out which celebrities your favourite professional dancers have been paired with
Talking Representation Over Virtual Tea With ChanelThe annual Chanel x Tribeca Film “Through Her Lens” program kicked off with a virtual tea party, where representation for women and people of color was discussed by Hollywood A-listers.
Italy imposes curfew and shutters high schools after weeks of spiking COVID casesThe country is heading back into a protracted state of lockdown, as the government imposed a curfew to begin Saturday evening and announced the closure of all high schools until further notice. Why do countries think that Covid comes out at night? USA, are you reading this? 🙄
Leslie Jones On Her Saturday Night Live Exit: “I Don’t Miss It. At All.”After five years on Saturday Night Live and an Emmy nomination for her work, Leslie Jones had enough. She stunned many by leaving her gig as a full-time cast member. Now, she’s resurfaced as … Feelings mutual Now she is nowhere to be seen. No one misses her, either.