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France to close non-essential public places, including restaurants, bars, and cinemas

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — France to close non-essential public places, including restaurants, bars, and cinemas, in effort to stop coronavirus.

French authorities have decided to close restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs on March 15 due to the spread of coronavirus.

This was announced on Saturday by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe at a press conference in Paris.

“Places that you don’t need to visit will be closed at midnight: this applies to cafes, restaurants, night clubs,” he said. At the same time, Philip stressed that pharmacies, gas stations, banks and grocery stores will remain open.

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