Parisians on March 19 began to leave the French capital en masse, since from Saturday, March 20, a regime of strict restrictive measures was introduced in Paris due to the coronavirus pandemic. French media write about this.
It is noted that a difficult situation has developed on the roads in and around the capital. According to the portal Sytadin, which monitors traffic conditions, the total length of all Parisian traffic jams has left 400 km.
There were also crowds of passengers at the railway stations of the capital. The highest congestion is observed on trains going to Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Biarritz, Brest. Almost all trains are 100% full.
Figaro newspaper writes that the number of train bookings has doubled compared to Thursday.
We will remind, earlier French Prime Minister Jean Casteks announced the introduction of restrictive measures in 16 departments of the country, eight of which are in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris. The “lockdown” also included the regions of Haute-de-France, Alpes-Maritimes, Seine-Maritime and Ayr. The restrictions will last four weeks starting March 20.
At the same time, the French will be able to move freely within 10 km from their place of residence. Traveling from a region to another without good reason will be prohibited.