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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

EU States Enforce Curfews to Curb COVID-19 Cases

Several EU states have been enforcing curfews in efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Several EU states have been enforcing curfews in efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. 

France is the latest country to extend the curfew from 6 pm to 6 am nationwide. The restriction will take effect on Saturday for at least 15 days, the prime minister announced. 

Prime Minister Jean Castex added that while the situation in the country has been under control relative to neighboring states, it is also “fragile because the virus is still circulating actively throughout the country.”

The UK strain of the coronavirus caused concerns with Castex saying “We must do all we can to prevent it from progressing rapidly and eventually becoming the dominant strain as the U.K. is unfortunately experiencing.” 

Meanwhile, in Italy curfew is between 10 pm and 5 am. Hungary requires people to stay at home between 8 pm and 5 am. 

Belgium also enforced curfews from 10 pm to 6 am for some regions and other regions from midnight to 5 am. 

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