The number of cases is also increasing in Europe. The total number of cases on the continent exceeded 5 million.
The number of cases in France has reached its highest level since the beginning of the pandemic with 16 thousand 96 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The government is also reverting to restrictive measures.
Bars and restaurants in Marseille, the second largest city in the country, will be closed from Saturday.
France is at a new stage in the fight against the virus. Recently, the rapid increase in the number of cases draws attention.
An “intensified alert situation” was declared in major cities of the country such as the capital Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, Nice and Toulouse.
In these cities, more than 10 people were prohibited from gathering in public places.
Bars will close at 10 pm at the latest. Alcohol sales will be restricted in some places.
It was decided to close all weddings, entertainment, event and sports halls belonging to the municipalities.
Party entertainment is banned. A maximum of a thousand fans will be taken in football matches. This number was 5 thousand before.
The picture is also bad in Marseille, another epicenter of the virus in the country. Intensive care units are full.
Bars and restaurants in the country’s second largest city will be completely closed from Saturday.
French Health Minister Olivier Veran warned that the situation could reach a critical level in some cities in the coming days.
In France, the total number of cases approaching 500 thousand and the number of deaths approaching 32 thousand.
The Ministry of Health wanted to encourage work from home whenever possible. Asked to limit all kinds of social activities, such as meeting between friends and relatives.