Covid-19: More than 600,000 checks carried out and 60,000 tickets issued since the start of the curfew
Since the implementation of the curfew, more than 600,000 checks have been carried out by the police, and almost 60,000 verbalizations have been drawn up, said Gerald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, on Sunday evening. a visit to the Buchelay (Yvelines) toll booth on the A13 to attend the police checks.
The Minister of the Interior announced “an increase of over 30% in checks” since Saturday. “This will also be the case this Sunday evening and in the days to come”, he warned.
On Friday, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a strengthening of the curfew and controls, in an attempt to stem the coronavirus epidemic.
Gérald Darmanin indicated that 65,000 checks had been carried out on the territory for the single day of Saturday, January 30 and 6,000 verbalizations drawn up. “Many establishments which received the public, almost 400, were also fined for gauges which were not kept sanitary”, specified the minister.
“The French should know that after 6 pm, they have a great chance of being checked and therefore of being fined”, warned Gérald Darmanin.