Police officers were identifying passers-by and searching cars on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, which was filmed almost empty on Sunday, as the nationwide coronavirus lockdown entered its sixth day.

Late on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron imposed a two-week lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, in an address to the nation, with people only allowed to leave their homes for essential reasons.

France has 14,459 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 562 fatalities so far, according to officials.

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