7 Oct 2020

Covid-19: Paris closes bars, gyms, swimming pools

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 7 October 2020

All bars in Paris are closed from today as the region goes on maximum Covid-19 alert after health authorities reported a sharp rise in the number of infections.

Gyms and swimming pools will also be closed for two weeks in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

France's maximum alert level comes into force when the infection rate in a locality exceeds 250 infections per 100,000 people.

Hugh Schofield is our Paris correspondent.

He speaks to Corin Dann.