Curfew

October 2020

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Definition

A curfew: Restriction requiring people to stay in their homes at night.

Etymology: From French: "Cover + fire," a warning to avoid accidental fires. Timeless advice.

Curfews in the news

This month, selected European cities imposed curfews to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The resolution is unpopular among youth, bar and restaurant patrons but a tremendous relief for introverts and owls.

Pros and cons of curfew

Pros:

* Spend more time with your partner and children.

* Cook for yourself and eat healthy.

* More time to catch up on current events.

Cons: All of the above.

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