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France lockdown


France braces for month-long lockdown as virus deaths mount

October 29, 2020 6:15 pm

French schools will stay open this time, to reduce learning gaps and allow parents to keep working. Farmer' markets, parks and factories can also continue operating, officials said.

Coronavirus: France faces lockdown amid surging cases

October 27, 2020 5:44 pm

France's interior minister has warned the public to prepare for "difficult decisions" ahead of a Cabinet meeting on COVID-19. Calls are growing for tighter lockdown restrictions amid surging cases.

Eiffel Tower to reopen after longest closure since WWII

June 17, 2020 5:02 pm

At first, only visits by the stairs will be available, Victoria Klahr, the spokeswoman for the tower's management, said Tuesday. Everyone over 11 years old will be required to wear face masks, and crowd control measures will be in place.

In Paris, an Indian filmmaker sees the lockdown bring fear, music and tragedy

May 10, 2020 6:47 pm

In his lockdown diary, Vijay Singh notes his daily 8 pm ritual: applause for healthcare workers, as his penthouse neighbour plays music, as well as how the pandemic snatched away the life and dreams of a fellow Indian in Paris

Lockdown ordeal for special-needs families

April 25, 2020 8:30 pm

Violent outbursts, incomprehension, disputes, panic attacks: Lockdown is a shock to many children with special needs, cut off from their friends and teachers, deprived of their reassuring routine.

Countries take different approaches in lifting lockdown

April 24, 2020 7:24 pm

As governments and scientists fumble around, still struggling with so many unknowns, individuals are being left to take potentially life-affecting decisions.

Paris installs a curfew on outdoor sports

April 08, 2020 9:47 am

Could sporting events be held on islands without fans? The National Rugby League in Australia, the Big3 and the U.F.C. are considering it.