Tens of thousands flee Paris on eve of lockdown: Gridlock for miles, stations are packed and shelves are stripped ahead of month-long coronavirus restrictions that will see travel between regions banned

Video posted to Twitter shows huge numbers of Parisians attempting a mass exodus out of the mega-city in a bid to avoid the 9pm curfew and before gruelling Covid-19 confinement begins at 12am. The night air was filled with the sound of blaring car horns while social media users estimated that Parisians had created hundreds of miles of gridlock to escape to the countryside. Revellers also seized the opportunity to spend one last night out with friends and family before bars and restaurants are closed as the French government plunges the country back into lockdown. Emmanuel Macron’s draconian measures are due to be enforced until at least December 1, with people required to carry documents justifying their reason for leaving home that will be subject to police checks.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail