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France to deploy 12,000 police to enforce corona curfews

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, wearing a protective face mask, leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 12,000 police officers would be deployed to enforce curfews in major cities across France from Saturday.

Police would not enforce the “rule of six” on private gatherings, he added.

Macron ordered the curfews in Paris and eight other big cities on Wednesday to tackle a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Editing by Richard Lough

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