* Air France KLM, ADP, Airbus all down sharply
* Casino group Partouche, cinema firm Gaumont also down
* Catering companies Sodexo and Elior also fall on market
* Macron due to address nation on Wednesday evening
PARIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) - French leisure and travel stocks,
including hotels group Accor and Air France KLM
, slumped on Wednesday as France prepared for new
restrictions to tackle a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus.
Air France KLM dropped by 6.2 percent, planemaker Airbus
fell 5.4 percent and French airports group ADP
slumped 6 percent.
Accor fell 5.9 percent, catering companies Sodexo
and Elior also fell sharply, while cinema group
Gaumont lost 2.8 percent and French casino operator
Partouche fell 2.3 percent.
President Emmanuel Macron will give a televised address on
Wednesday evening. The French government has been exploring a
new, national lockdown from midnight on Thursday, BFM TV
reported, albeit a slightly more flexible one than the two-month
shutdown that began in mid-March.
Sources told Reuters earlier this week that possible options
for some areas included confining people to their homes at
weekends, closing non-essential shops and starting curfew
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)