The Mayor of Nice, southern France, told tourists on Sunday to stay as a holiday destination with a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
“Mayor Christian Astrosy said,” We will be happy to get a lot of tourists this summer, once we win this battle, but it’s better that we don’t ‘get here, this is not the moment’. ” France Info Radio.
He called on the government to impose strict restrictions like a weekend lockdown in the Mediterranean city to deter tourists.
“We need strong measures that go beyond the curfew at 6 pm nationwide, either a mild curfew, or a partial and time-specific lockdown. The weekend lockdown makes sense, ”said Astrosi.
Nice has competed with the nation’s highest infection rate, with 740 new cases per 100 inhabitants per week, according to local data.
Astrosi said the influx of visitors during the holiday season contributes to the increasing number of cases.
“The weather is good, everyone runs to come here. The lockdown at the end of a week will put a halt, without stopping economic activity in the city, ”said Astrosi.
With post wires