France President, Emmanuel Macron could announce new nationwide French lockdown today.
the President will address the nation as ‘out of control’ virus causes 523 deaths in 24hrs – the most since April –
and protests sweep Europe
The French government is envisaging a month-long national lockdown to combat the coronavirus resurgence
which could take effect from midnight on Thursday, France’s BFM TV reported yesterday.
Macron is due to make a televised address at 8 pm today which is expected to see a national lockdown imposed or
a host of local measures and curfews extended.
Emmanuel Macron could announce a new nationwide lockdown, His office did not comment on whether
Macron would announce such a measure then.
The national lockdown under consideration would be ‘more flexible’ than the strict restrictions on movement
imposed in France in March this year, reported BFM TV.
France has had a big spike in the number of daily deaths from COVID-19, recording an additional 523 deaths in
24 hours this evening, the highest daily death total since April.
The French government also reported an additional 33,417 new infections