Mayor of French city of Nice calls for weekend coronavirus lockdown Reuters via biedex.markets

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PARIS (Reuters) – The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice called on Sunday for a weekend lockdown in the area to stop the flow of visitors and curb a sharp spike in coronavirus infections.

“We need a strong measures that go beyond the nationwide 6 p.m. curfew, either a tighter curfew, or a partial and time-specific lockdown. A weekend lockdown would make sense …that would stop the inflow of visitors,” Mayor Christian Estrosi said on franceinfo radio.