By Sarah Keane • 30 October 2020 • 15:19
PARIS gridlocked as tens of thousands flee the city ahead of lockdown
The streets of Paris were thronged as footage shows tens of thousands of Parisians leaving the French capital ahead of the 9pm curfew on Thursday, October 29. The huge amount of traffic caused “hundreds of miles” of gridlock, according to one observer.
Bars and restaurants were also packed as those remaining in the city for the shutdown took the opportunity to meet family and friends ahead of the curfew.
Local news outlets reported that many Parisians spent the day ‘panic buying’ and as a result supermarket shelves were emptied of items such as toilet paper and pasta.
President Emmanuel Macron imposed almost five weeks of stricter measures from Friday as he warned France was being “overwhelmed” by a second wave.
It comes after French health chiefs admitted the coronavirus pandemic is now “out of control”.
The new lockdown, which will run until December 1, will be reviewed every two weeks.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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