CELTIC’S Europa League group clash with Lille later this month has been thrown into curfew chaos.

France has declared a coronavirus state of emergency and have announced strict restrictions in parts of the country.

There has been a frightening increase in cases of the virus and new measures have been brought in to try and flatten the curve, according to a report in the Daily Record.

Lille – and seven other metropolitan areas including Grenoble, Lyon and Saint Etienne – will be subject to a curfew from 9pm to 6am.

The measures will begin tomorrow at midnight with president Emmanuel Macron admitting the restrictions are likely to last at least six weeks, pending approval from parliament.

The Hoops are due to play in Lille with a 5pm UK time kick-off on Thursday, October 29 and will now have to wait further information.

There are no indications at the moment that the game will be called off, but there will be questions over safety issues.

President Macron said: “What I hope, and what I expect from each of us, is that, as we did at the time of lockdown, everyone is aware of the risks and what’s at stake.”

Neil Lennon’s men commence their Europa League group campaign with a game against AC Milan at Parkhead a week tonight.

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