The government of France announced this Monday new restrictive measures in order to stop the spread of the coronavirusBut he did not impose drastic bans before the end of the year.
Starting next week, mass events will be limited to two thousand people indoors and five thousand outdoors.
People will be asked to remain seated during concerts and customers will not be able to stand in bars, said the French prime minister Jean Castex.
Eating and drinking will be prohibited in movie theaters, theaters, sports facilities and public transport, including long-distance routes.
Work from home will be mandatory for at least three days per week for employees whose duties make it possible, he added.
The new rules will be in effect for at least three weeks, Castex reported.
The measure is taken after France registered more than 100,000 cases of the virus in a single day for the first time in the pandemic.
President Emmanuel Macron held a special videoconference on the virus with key members of the government from his residence in the Fort of Brégançon, on the French Riviera.
The new measures are still less stringent than those established in December last year, when a night curfew was imposed across the country.