Gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed at home

Gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed at home - The French government has announced that as part of the progressive ease on lockdown measures in France private gatherings of more than 10 people are finally allowed, but are still strongly discouraged.

The government had originally limited gatherings to 10 people from May 11th. However according to France’s Interior Minister on Wednesday evening private gathering of more than 10 people are authorized, the government does however call for "good citizenship".

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on April 28th declared that "Meetings organized in public spaces or in private places" of more than ten people will be prohibited. But the decrees published on May 11th do not evoke a limitation of the gatherings of more than ten people in private places.

The Ministry of the Interior has confirmed that the decrees do not prohibit "gatherings of more than ten people in private places". However, he clarified that "hygiene measures must be applied in all places and in all circumstances, including in private places". And to add: "We effectively reiterate the messages of civility and responsibility" of the French.

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