PARIS (Reuters) – French police cleared the banks of the central Paris River Seine on Saturday over concerns that people were too close to each other and disrespect the social aloofness rules of the coronavirus.
Hundreds of people were asked to leave the area, which is popular for walking and picnics on sunny days.Police shut down the riverbank all day.
“No respect for social isolation rules” police called the megaphone.
Police have routinely cleared the area over the past few weeks, with warmer weather allowing residents to take advantage of the sunshine before the curfew runs from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
On Friday, Paris police banned alcohol on the riverside and asked residents to limit demonstrations.
The government has opposed the return of the capital and surrounding areas, despite the rise in coronavirus cases and a growing number of cases in the capital̵7;s nurturing ward.
The country reported 23,306 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, down slightly from 23,507 on Friday. There were 170 new deaths, accounting for 88,444.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Jean Castex pledged to speed up the rollout of the vaccine, including over the weekend, in two dozen high-risk districts to prevent further restrictions after criticism of the injection progress. The country’s slow vaccine
“This Saturday at 5:30 p.m. 220,000 French people have been vaccinated, more than twice that of last Saturday. We carry on with tomorrow, ”Health Minister Oliver Veran said on Twitter.
As of Saturday, 3.581 million people received their first jab in France.
Reporting by Michel Rose; Written by John Irish; Compiled by Frances Kerry and Christina Fincher.