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Strict rules are in place in France because of COVID-19 pandemic – however, the former Barcelona star doesn’t believe enough is being done.

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has criticised the attitude of the French public towards coronavirus and believes more must be done to stop the spread of this disease.

Strict measures are put in place in France – including individuals needing to print and fill in a form every time they leave their house so as to explain why their travel is necessary – in an effort to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ligue 1 year was suspended, along with most soccer leagues around Europe, to be able to try and block the spread of this virus.

Nevertheless, former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea celebrity Fabregas states that from what he’s seen, people are continuing to not take public health seriously enough.

The 32-year-old told Spanish radio station Onda Cero: “Three or four days before, I needed to go to the supermarket to buy food for dinner. And to tell the truth, I didn’t like what I saw, in the sense that there were people without gloves, without masks, not respecting distances.

“From the fruit and vegetable section, there were people gathered, touching the food.

“I saw one person, without gloves, picking up and putting food down because he did not like it. We still have a lot to do.”

Fabregas has been after the government guidelines and staying in his house in Monaco with his loved ones, and says that while ordinary life was placed on hold, there’s been plenty to keep him occupied.

He explained: “In Monaco, in general, there is not much movement, sometimes you see somebody running or walking the dog. Anyhow, in my home, we are seven individuals, so there isn’t much time to get bored.”

The Spaniard has been able to go outside, but he was allowed back to Monaco’s training ground briefly to be able to collect gear to keep himself in shape.

“There was a day when they let us go to the club to get items to prepare a small gym at home,” he said.

A return to competitive action appears to be a ways away for Fabregas and his Monaco team-mates.

Ligue 1 won’t resume before June 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, based on Premiere Ligue president Bernard Caiazzo. The season was suspended indefinitely on March 13 because of the outbreak.

Fabregas added: “We will be at home for at least six months. So It’s difficult for all the championships to finish unless the contest ends in July.”