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Authorities in Paris have taken extra [measurements / measures] in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. They have [binned / banned] people exercising outdoors during the day to try and stem the [splurge / surge] in the number of infections and deaths. No one will be [allowing / allowed] to exercise outside of their home [among / between] the hours of 10am and 7pm. The move is in [reaction / reacts] to greater numbers of people taking to the streets in [recent / recently] good weather and flouting lockdown rules. There have been over 10,000 deaths in France, putting it [in / on] fourth place on the [fatalities / fatal] list behind Italy, Spain and the USA. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the new ruling would prevent further transmission of the virus and lead to a [fluttering / flattening] of the curve.

Scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology explained that when people exercise, there is a [greater / greatly] spread of viral [load / lode] in the air. They said that when a cyclist or jogger sneezes, coughs or even just [inhales / exhales] , the micro-particles [linger / ringer] longer in the air and spread farther than when someone is simply walking. This [poses / possess] a danger to the person coming behind them who has to [parse / pass] through a cloud of droplets. The scientists [advisory / advised] that people who exercise should be given a wider [berth / birth] . They said walkers should get at least four metres, runners 10 metres and cyclists at least 20 metres. The [messaged / message] in France is similar to that throughout the world - stay at home and follow social [distancing / distanced] rules when outside.

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