France to deploy 100,000 police on New Year’s Eve to impose 8pm curfew : worldnews

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France will deploy 100,000 police officers and gendarmes across the country on December 31st to ensure the country's 8pm curfew is respected on a traditional night out.

The measure to fight the second wave of the coronavirus in the country will usher in many in France with muted celebrations in the New Year.

On the other hand, if parties are organized in places intended to be closed to the public as part of the French coronavirus measures, such as restaurants or bars, the organizers are likely to be fined.

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Boris Johnson defends decision to impose a second lockdown in England : worldnews

LONDON – U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his government’s decision to impose a second lockdown in England, saying there was “No alternative” but to take further action.

Previously, the government had looked to curb rising numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths with a three-tier system of local alert levels, with Tier 3 being the highest.

“I believe it was right to try every possible option to get this virus under control at a local level with strong local action and strong local leadership and I reject any suggestion that we are somehow slower in taking measures than our European friends and partners.”

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