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France Police Issued 915 Thousand Fines For Violation Of Self-Isolation

France Police Issued 915 Thousand Fines For Violation Of Self-Isolation

Since the announcement of the quarantine in the country on March 17, the French police have conducted about 15.5 million checks to ensure that citizens comply with the regime of self-isolation, issued at least 915 thousand fines. This was announced on Thursday, April 23, by French interior Minister Christophe Castaner on BFMTV.

He thanked the French, who have implemented measures to contain the spread of the disease, and praised the "example of the behavior of the majority."

According to him, the police should maintain a high level of control over the implementation of self-isolation measures, and not fine and not "submit figures after that."

"In the medium term, we should not reopen the Schengen area," Castaner added. In his opinion, borders should be managed under the epidemiological situation in neighboring countries.

Quarantine measures in France, introduced in the context of the spread of coronavirus infection, effective from March 17, were extended until May 11.

On April 19, traces of coronavirus were found in Parisian pipelines with industrial water, which is used, among other things, for cleaning streets.

According to Worldometer on April 23, in France, a coronavirus infection was recorded in 159.8 thousand people, 21.3 thousand patients died.

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