“These gatherings on the public highway, favored by the consumption of alcoholic beverages, have led to behavior contrary to barrier gestures”, according to the police headquarters.
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The Paris police headquarters announced on Monday February 22 the ban on alcohol consumption on public roads in two sectors of the capital. As of Tuesday February 23, alcohol consumption is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. rue de Buci (6th arrondissement) and place de la Contrescarpe (5th arrondissement). This ban is valid for a period of 15 days.
Due to groupings of people observed this weekend, the Prefect of Police issued an order prohibiting the consumption of alcohol on rue de Buci and place de la Contrescarpe, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., from Tuesday 23/02 in order to fight against the spread of # COVID19. pic.twitter.com/YNAcDOflH7
– Police Prefecture (@prefpolice) February 22, 2021
The prefecture justifies its decision after having noted “groups of people, particularly related to alcohol consumption” this week-end “in favor of mild temperatures”. “These gatherings on public roads, favored by the consumption of alcoholic beverages, have led to behavior contrary to barrier gestures, liable to promote the spread of the virus at a time when the health situation remains fragile”, she believes.
The prefect indicates that the list of streets affected by the ban “is subject to change” depending on behavior. Failure to comply with the ban will result in a fine of 135 euros.