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France's Macron: curfew-breakers will be fined 135 euros

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on television?screens in Paris as he speaks during an interview on national television, to announce further measures to tackle a second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak sweeping across France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that anyone violating a curfew to be imposed in major cities would be fined 135 euros ($158.61).

Speaking in an interview broadcast on national television, Macron said that, while the curfew lasts, people would have to forget about night-time visits to restaurants or to friends’ houses. Essential trips during curfew would still be allowed.

He said there would be no restrictions on public transport, and people would still be able to travel between French regions without restrictions.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraten; Writing by Christian Lowe, Editing by Franklin Paul