The French capital has introduced security screenings for all visitors entering local Christmas markets in the wake of last week’s Strasbourg shooting, a Sputnik correspondent reported Monday.

Visitors of Christmas fairs in La Defense business district and the Tuileries Garden must all pass through metal detectors. According to residents, these measures are taken only following major terrorist attacks, but people still come to fairs and do not express discontent over the checks.

At the same time, checks are being conducted in a number of cafes in the center of Paris as well as near popular tourist destinations such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris.

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