French government cannot rule out option of COVID curfew, says minister

FILE PHOTO: Marlene Schiappa, newly appointed French deputy Minister responsible for Citizenship, attends a handover ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Paris, France, July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – French government minister Marlene Schiappa said on Tuesday the government could not rule out imposing a curfew on cities such as Paris to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Everything is being examined. Nothing can be excluded,” she told LCI television when asked about the possibility of imposing a curfew, after another minister also hinted the government could take such a move.

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