6 Apr 2020

Suburb of New Caledonian capital under curfew

8:55 pm on 6 April 2020

A suburb of New Caledonia's capital Noumea has declared a nightly curfew with immediate effect.

Noumea municipal police facade

Noumea municipal police facade Photo: RNZ

The ban in the town of Dumbea prohibits any movement outside one's home from 10pm until 5am.

The curfew is to in force for a week.

The measure is to be provide extra security although restrictions declared imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 already apply to all residents who need to have a written attestation to justify their movement.

Last week, two minors died after crashing a car they had stolen during the lockdown.