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    • Bars, cafes close in Paris under new rules against coronavirus spread

      Bars, cafes close in Paris under new rules against coronavirus spread

      Bars and cafes were shuttered in Paris on Tuesday for two weeks under new measures to fight the rapid spread of the epidemic, although restaurants have been allowed to remain open, news wires reported. Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne in a tweet urged employers and workers in Paris and other zones on maximum alert "to work from home as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus".

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    • Paris ups Covid alert, bars set to close

      Paris ups Covid alert, bars set to close

      Paris is to be placed on maximum Covid-19 alert, meaning bars will be forced to close for two weeks and restaurants will have to put in place new sanitary protocols to stay open, the prime minister's office said cited by news wires. The reinforced restrictions will take effect from Tuesday.

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    • Eiffel Tower reopens amid strict restrictions

      Eiffel Tower reopens amid strict restrictions

      The Paris emblem, the Eiffel Tower, re-opened on Thursday for visits but with strict restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Until 1 July, the landmark will be accessible only by stairs in order a safe distance between people to be ensured to limit infection risks. The landmark will emerge from its longest closure since World War II in time for the summer season, but with limited visitor numbers at first, and with mandatory face masks for all over the age of 11.

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    • Paris Orly Airport reopens on Friday after three-month shutdown

      Paris Orly Airport reopens on Friday after three-month shutdown

      Orly airport south of Paris is to reopen on Friday after shutting down on 31 March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with just a fraction of its normal flights, news wires reported. Around 25 destinations are to be served via 70 takeoffs and landings, compared with 600 a day before the virus crisis grounded aircraft worldwide. Only the third of Orly's four terminals will reopen at first.

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    • Protesters, police clash in London, Paris

      Protesters, police clash in London, Paris

      Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history, news wires reported. In Trafalgar Square, police separated two groups of about 100 people each, one chanting “Black Lives Matter”, the other racial slurs.

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    • Riot police deployed in Paris suburbs

      Riot police deployed in Paris suburbs

      Riot police were deployed in force as youths set cars ablaze in some low-income housing estates in the Paris suburbs overnight, online news reports and postings on Twitter showed on Wednesday. The latest unrest in the banlieues - high-rise, low-income neighbourhoods - flared after an 18-year old died last weekend in a motorbike accident in the suburb of Argenteuil.

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