Paris Bans Outdoor Workouts During Busy Daytime Hours

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 07: Policemen wearing protective masks pass near the Eiffel Tower as lockdown continues due to the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak on April 7, 2020, in Paris, France. The country is issuing fin... PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 07: Policemen wearing protective masks pass near the Eiffel Tower as lockdown continues due to the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak on April 7, 2020, in Paris, France. The country is issuing fines for people caught violating its nationwide lockdown measures intended to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 75,000 lives and infecting over 1 million people. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 7, 2020 9:13 a.m.

PARIS — Paris authorities have banned all outdoor sports activities between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. after Parisians took to the streets in numbers over the weekend to enjoy the sunny weather.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and police prefect Didier Lallement say Parisians should limit their movement to urgent or indispensable outings amid stringent lockdown measures implemented across the country. Starting Wednesday, Parisians can only exercise outdoors when “street crowd is at its lowest.”

Parisians were previously allowed to exercise outdoors for an hour while carrying a form explaining the reason why they were going out.

France has nearly 9,000 dead and some 100,000 known infections across the country.

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