Covid19 – Diners at Paris restaurant fined for violating protocols

Covid19 - Diners at Paris restaurant fined for violating protocols

Covid19 – Diners at Paris restaurant fined for violating protocols

Paris police said late Saturday that they had fined more than 100 diners at an underground restaurant flouting COVID-19 restrictions and arrested its organiser, after a week of allegations that ministers attended similar rule-breaking events.

The swoop in the French capital’s 19th arrondissement was the latest police action against restaurants breaking the rules to offer patrons a slice of pre-pandemic life.

Restaurants, bars and cafes have been closed for sit-down dining for months, and public frustration is growing amid a third national lockdown and another wave of coronavirus infections.

Participants were shown enjoying caviar and champagne at the event costing 220 euros per person.

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