Paris Closes Bars and Enacts New Restrictions As 2nd Wave of Coronavirus Sweeps City

Paris is under its highest COVID-19 alert again, forcing bars to close for at least two weeks as the French capital manages its second wave of cases. 

Starting Tuesday, bars will remain closed for two weeks and restaurants will be forced to abide by stricter health and safety protocol. 

Restaurants must agree to strict new health procedures, including taking contact information from customers and closing by 10 p.m. In addition to bars, public places like gyms, pools, and dance halls must temporarily close. Employees are encouraged “now more than ever” to work from home when possible.