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Christian Estrozzi, mayor of Nice, France, asked tourists not to come to the city, due to the sharp increase in infections with the new Corona virus.
“We will be happy to receive a lot of tourists this summer as soon as we win this battle, but it is better to have enough time to fight the outbreak, do not come here, this is not the time for tourism,” France TV Info reported. “.
He called on the government to impose tougher restrictions in the Mediterranean city, such as the lockdown at the weekend, to deter tourists from coming to the city.
Nice is experiencing the highest infection rate in the country, with 740 new cases per week per 100,000 residents, according to local figures.
Estrozi said that the influx of visitors during the holiday season contributed to the increase in the number of cases, adding: “The weather is beautiful, so everyone rushes to come here. The closure on the weekend will put an end to that, without stopping economic activity in the city.”
Source: France TV Info