PARIS — Some small shops and services, including a dog grooming salon, remained open on Saturday in a small town outside Paris with support from their local mayor, amid signs of sporadic pushback against a new coronavirus lockdown in France.
In Paris, mayor Anne Hidalgo also joined a growing wave of support for independent booksellers, saying in an interview published on Sunday that she would bring in local authorizations for them to remain open.
The French government put in place fresh restrictions on Friday to combat a resurgence in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, echoing a two-month shutdown earlier this year. This time, schools will remain open but all non-essential stores are supposed to close.
In the small town of Yerres, shops such as shoe-sellers remained open under a local edict.
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