The first formal “curfew order” was introduced in 1918 by the British board of trade, which ordered shops and entertainment establishments to extinguish their lights by 10:30 p.m. in order to save fuel during World War 1.
This is Le update to the current situation here in France. From mid December, we’re already under a curfew (8pm – 6am) which is fine and not a big issue for me personally as I work early mornings and need to go to sleep quite early.
Yesterday, our prime minister spoke again. Those speeches could easily rival any Netflix show lately. So, in another episode of “Never-ending apocalypse”, the government has decided to make the curfew longer and take away the precious “Apero time”(pre dinner social drinks) from the French people which is just scandalous I tell you. Even I, who has lived here for 11 years now, am very sad and frustrated to hear the latest news. I love them Aperos!
The daily cases are still pretty high in France and nowhere near the target that was set before Christmas. Understandably so, there was a lot of movement up and down the country during the festive period. But 6pm is tight. I’m lucky to have free afternoons to go for photo walks but thinking about people who finish work and just gotta rush home! Pretty insane. Well, they take away our Aperos but congesting people in commute and supermarkets, food shops. Oh, and our prime minister also gave us a little threat that, if the numbers won’t go down, there might be a third full lockdown. AT the moment, it just feels like an inevitability.
Thank you for checking this out and I hope you’re safe and not too effected by restrictions in Your country.
Till next time,