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Paris Bans Daytime Exercise OutdoorsWibbitz
Paris Bans Daytime Exercise Outdoors The new rule will be implemented on Wednesday. Citizens of Paris will not be allowed to exercise outside between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes this will prompt people to exercise "when the streets are generally at their quietest." Over 8,900 people have died from COVID-19 in France. Health Minster Olivier Véran said the outbreak has yet to reach its peak in France, stating, "We are still in a worsening phase of the epidemic." Currently, any French citizen who leaves their home is required to carry documentation stating their reason for leaving. Acceptable reasons include shopping for necessities, visiting a doctor or exercising within half a mile of their address. According to the BBC, thousands of people have been fined for breaking the restrictions.