- Title: Police checks, empty streets on day 7 of France's coronavirus confinement
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) EMPTY TROCADERO SQUARE IN FRONT OF EIFFEL TOWER POLICE WALKING AT SQUARE VARIOUS OF POLICE CONDUCTING ROAD CHECKS LIGHT TRAFFIC ON CHAMPS ELYSEES AVENUE WITH ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN BACKGROUND POLICEMAN WEARING MASK POLICE CONDUCTING ROAD CHECKS EMPTY CHAMPS ELYSEES CLOSED CAFE GEORGE V ON CHAMPS ELYSEES CLOSED RESTAURANT FOUQUET'S ON CHAMPS ELYSEES MAN WEARING MASK WALKING PAST CLOSED LOUIS VUITTON SHOP (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARISIAN I.T. MAINTENANCE WORKER, XAVIER, SAYING: "I think that we don't really have a choice, it came so fast, although we were aware of what would happen. There's the example of Italy and others. The decisions were made in a rush, they should maybe have anticipated more. We're only aware of the mask (shortage) crisis. But then, it was obvious for nobody." (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARISIAN, KATIA, SAYING: "It's fine, for the moment, it's (confinement) not that bad. I think that psychologically, we have to be strong, and then listen to the music that, how can I say it, lifts us up in the morning." VARIOUS OF POLICE CONDUCTING CHECKS IN FRONT OF OPERA GARNIER POLICE CONDUCTING CHECKS AT EXIT OF METRO STATION POLICE WALKING BY OPERA GARNIER
- Keywords: Champs Elysees Eiffel Tower France Paris confinement coronavirus outbreak police checks
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69WSAV
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:02:23
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Police conducted checks as Paris's streets remained deserted on Monday (March 23), following confinement measures put in place by the French government to counter the coronavirus outbreak carried onto its seventh day.
Despite the sunny weather, the usually touristic spots around the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees avenue remained almost empty, with the exception of police officers who inspected if motorists and pedestrians were carrying the necessary papers to go outside.
France last week put in place restrictions to free movement, forcing people to stay at home except for work travel, buying basic necessities, seeking medical care and exercising alone.
"I think that psychologically, we have to be strong," a Parisian who asked to be identified as Katia said.
France has so far tallied more than 16,000 confirmed cases of the virus, including 674 deaths.
(Production: Antony Paone, Ardee Napolitano)
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