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On Saturday evening, a number of major cities in France became subject to a 9pm-6am curfew designed to limit the spread of Covid-19. Those who need to work outside their homes during this time will require a certificate.

According to France 24, the curfew affects 20 million people across the country. Around 32,000 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in France on Saturday – the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

The curfew applies in the Paris region and eight other large cities, including Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Toulouse.

Lorry drivers can work in areas where the curfew applies, however, they will need a certificate in order to prove they are breaking the curfew for professional reasons.

The curfew is expected to last four weeks, although it could be extended after that period. Failure to respect the curfew could result in a fine of up to € 3,750 if the offense is repeated; a first offence will see someone fined €135.

The certificate can be processed and downloaded here.

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