Paris shuts bars to prevent spread of COVID-19

All bars in Paris will be closed for two weeks from Tuesday 6 October 2020 following an increase in COVID-19 cases. The closure will not apply to bistros or restaurants where food is served with alcohol; however, those establishments will have to adhere to strict hygiene and social distancing rules and must shut before 10pm. Paris is now on ‘maximum alert’, meaning that the COVID-19 infection rate has exceeded 250 cases per 100,000 people.