The mayor of Nice in southern France asked tourists to leave on Sunday because of the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the resort.
Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Christian Estrosi, said in an interview: “Once this battle is won, we will be very happy to receive many tourists this summer, but it’s better to have a while. Time said “Don’t come here, now is not the time.” French Info.
He called on the government to impose stricter restrictions on Mediterranean cities, such as weekend blockades, to deter tourists.
“We need to take strong measures to impose a curfew at six o’clock in the evening beyond the country, or implement a stricter curfew, or implement a partial time lockout. The weekend lockdown will make sense,”
According to local data, Nice is fighting the highest infection rate in the country, with 740 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants every week.
Estrosi said the influx of tourists during the holidays has caused a surge in cases.
“The weather is good and everyone is rushing over. The weekend blockade will stop this situation without stopping the city’s economic activities,” Esterosi said.