'France will deploy 100,000 police officers along fixed checkpoints around the country to enforce President Emmanuel Macron’s two-week lockdown order, the latest dramatic measure taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone caught violating the far-reaching restrictions “must be able to justify the reason for their movements,” or will face legal penalties, including a fine of up to €135, Castaner said.
The instruction is clear: stay home
Some “exceptions may be tolerated,” Castaner added, including “travel between home and work, for shopping, for health reasons, for the assistance of vulnerable people, for parents or for short trips.”
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