France to mobilise 100,000 police to break up New Year’s Eve parties

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France announced that it will mobilise around 100,000 police and gendarmes to break up New Year’s Eve parties and enforce a curfew imposed to combat coronavirus.

With the highest COVID-19 cases count in Western Europe and the fifth in the world, France has already brought in two national lockdowns. France has confirmed 2.6m Covid-19 cases and more than 64,000 deaths.

Those measures were eased in mid-December, but restaurants and bars are off limits for now and it is not clear when they might re-open, even if a Jan. 20 was initially floated as a target date.