New tighter restrictions in Paris expected to be announced

Children cool themselves off in a water fountain near the Eiffel Tower during a warm and sunny day in Paris as a heatwave hits France, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The French government is expected to unveil tighter restrictions for Paris on Wednesday. BFM TV and Le Parisien newspaper reported this in view of a cabinet meeting being held later on today.

The measures being planned include a ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people while attendance at major events could be limited to 1,000 people from the 5,000 allowed now.

The sale of alcohol outdoors will be prohibited after 8 p.m. they added, citing several sources.

The new rules for Paris, would follow similar measures in Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Nice as the coronavirus resurges across the country.