French city of Nice tightens coronavirus curbs as cases soar

FILE PHOTO: A health worker, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, prepares to administer a nasal swab to a patient at a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nice, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

PARIS (Reuters) – The city of Nice on the French Riviera will ban gatherings of more than 10 people in public spaces and tighten rules on alcohol consumption outdoors as it seeks to curb COVID-19 infections that are soaring in the region, local authorities said on Friday.

France registered a record 10,593 new confirmed coronavirus in the past 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Thursday, the country’s highest single-day count since the pandemic began.

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