French Riviera capital Nice faces strict measures after Covid boom

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The fast-rising number of coronavirus infections recorded in the Riviera city, three times the average of that recorded across France, has prompted the authorities to plan for a localised weekend lockdown and stricter curfew measures.

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The French Riviera city of Nice was on Sunday preparing to face a new set of local restrictions against Covid-19 to combat an outbreak described as out of control and spreading much faster than elsewhere in France, reports The Straits Times.