Authorities Paris have taken extra measures an attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. They have banned people exercising outdoors the day to try and stem the surge the number infections and deaths. No one will be allowed to exercise outside of their home the hours of 10am and 7pm. The move is reaction to greater numbers of people taking to the streets in recent good weather and flouting lockdown rules. There have been 10,000 deaths in France, putting it in fourth place on the fatalities list Italy, Spain and the USA. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the new ruling would prevent further transmission of the virus and lead to a flattening the curve.
Scientists the Eindhoven University of Technology explained that when people exercise, there is a greater spread viral load in the air. They said that when a cyclist or jogger sneezes, coughs or even just exhales, the micro-particles linger longer the air and spread farther than when someone is simply walking. This poses a danger to the person coming them who has to pass a cloud of droplets. The scientists advised that people who exercise should be given a wider berth. They said walkers should get least four metres, runners 10 metres and cyclists least 20 metres. The message France is similar to that the world - stay home and follow social distancing rules when outside.