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French government cannot rule out option of COVID curfew, says minister

FILE PHOTO: France's Junior Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa delivers a speech on domestic violence during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, November 25, 2019 Stephane De Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French government minister Marlene Schiappa said on Tuesday the government could not rule out imposing a curfew on cities such as Paris to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Everything is being examined. Nothing can be excluded,” she told LCI television when asked about the possibility of imposing a curfew, after another minister also hinted the government could take such a move.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Edmund Blair