New COVID-19 Restrictions Ban Festivals and Organized Gatherings in Paris, 11 Other French Cities –

As France continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, Paris and 11 other French cities have instated new restrictions on organized gatherings. The new rules, which will be enforced for a minimum of 15 days, have been established in areas considered to be at “heightened” or “maximum” risk.

According to The Guardian, starting yesterday, September 28th, “festive or recreational events including wedding receptions, festivals, organised gatherings in hired halls, and student parties” have been effectively banned. Cinemas, museums, and theatres can remain open as long as they operate with their own stringent rules in place. The report also notes that gatherings of over 1,000 people are now prohibited and no more than 10 people are permitted to congregate in public places.

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