French law enforcement has imposed more than 225,000 sanctions for breaches of mandatory confinement, in force since last June 17 to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Thursday.
In that time, about 3.7 million controls have been carried out throughout the country, Castaner explained on the television channel “France 2”.
The fines for not respecting the rules of the confinement are initially of 135 euros, although they can go up to 1,500 euros in case of recidivism in 15 days. If the rules are violated more than three times in a 30-day period, the sanction can reach six months in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros.
A total of 100,000 police and gendarmes are in charge of enforcing them. Although this Thursday all the police unions threatened to stop carrying out controls if the Government does not make means of protection available to the agents against COVID-19, and very particularly masks.
According to the figures communicated this Thursday by the director general of Health, in France 1,696 people have died with the COVID-19, of which 365 in the last day, which means an acceleration compared to 231 in the previous 24 hours. .
Those statistics refer to deaths in hospitals, but not those that occur in nursing homes or private homes, which have not yet been made public.