France issued 110,000 fines for curfew violations

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French law enforcers issued about 110 thousand fines for failure to comply with the curfew from December 15 to January 22. This is reported by the Vosgesmatin newspaper on January 24, citing the country’s Interior Ministry.

In addition, during this time, law enforcement officials conducted more than 1.4 million inspections. Clandestine parties were stopped. Their organizers and some participants were fined and court proceedings were initiated.

At the beginning of January it was reported that during the New Year’s Eve in France, the police handed out more than 6.6 thousand fines for violation of curfew, introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19. The amount of fines is not specified, but for the first curfew violation in France they charge €135, and in case of recidivism this figure may rise to €3750.

On December 10, the French government announced its decision to impose a curfew from December 15 due to the spread of the coronavirus, it was in effect from 8:00 am to 6:00 am .

On January 14, the country tightened restrictions against the backdrop of the coronavirus situation. Since January 16, the curfew in the country begins at 18:00 instead of 20:00. In addition, the rules of entry into the territory have been tightened and control at the borders strengthened. In particular, tourists must have a negative test for coronavirus, and upon arrival observe self-isolation for seven days. After that, it will be necessary to pass the test again.