France Extends Earlier Curfew Nationwide as Virus Battle Goes On
© Photographer: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images EuropePARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 01: Parisians shop at an open market on the first day of 2021 on January 01, 2021 in Paris, France. New Year's eve celebrations and fireworks were cancelled throughout France to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections as France continues the process of trying to ease restrictions after two lockdowns. Cultural and Leisure venues remain shut as daily infection rates still not meeting the target set by the government. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)
(Bloomberg) -- France will extend tighter curfew measures across the country in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
The 6 p.m. curfew already in place across much of eastern France will become nationwide from Saturday, Prime Minister Jean Castex said at a news conference on Thursday. It will last at least 15 days.
"This measure is effective on the health situation," Castex said. He said areas with the earlier curfew have two to three times fewer new cases than other areas of France.
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