Paris mayor calls for schools to be closed to rein in COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Schoolchildren clean their hands at the private primary school Jeanne D’Arc in Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, near Paris, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Wednesday that schools should be closed to rein in the spread of the COVID-19 virus, speaking ahead of possible new restrictive measures to be announced later in the day by the government.

“I think the schools should be closed”, Hidalgo told BFM TV.

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