France to put domestic abuse victims in hotels after jump in numbers

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Gender equality minister Marlène Schiappa also said about 20 centres would open in stores around the country so women could drop in for help while getting groceries.

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France said on Monday it would pay for hotel rooms for victims of domestic violence and open pop-up counseling centers after figures showed the number of abuse cases had soared during the first week of a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, reports Reuters.