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Paris beefs up policing amid ‘lack of respect’ for Covid-19 rules as France mulls tighter lockdown

France is to increase policing in Paris and other big cities amid a “lack of respect” for Covid restrictions, the prime minister has said, warning that lockdown could be tightened if the situation worsens in the coming days.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, PM Jean Castex confirmed that France’s current measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 would remain unchanged for the next fortnight, explaining it would be “irresponsible” to lift them now amid serious pressure on the health system.

Currently, someone is admitted to hospital in France every 30 seconds and to intensive care every three minutes, Castex said, adding that one out of every four deaths is currently attributed to the virus.

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