Coronavirus: towards national lockdown for at least 4 weeks?

Published by Manon C. · Published on 28 October 2020 at 09h03 · Updated on 31 October 2020 at 17h17
Emmanuel Macron is expected to address to the people tonight on TV and announce several measures made to curb the coronavirus epidemic. Among them, a likely national lockdown for at least 4 weeks is under cover.

As French President is expected to address to the people on Wednesday October 28 at 8 p.m. to announce new measures in order to face the second Covid wave in France, the lead of a new domestic lockdown is mostly spoken about within the government, according to FranceInfo, collected yesterday after the Defense Council.

This new national lockdown could be implemented for four week according to governmental sources, and several mayors from big French cities. This re-containment could also be implemented started Thursday evening at midnight.

Yet, this new lockdown is not likely to take place the same way than in March, as it will mostly focus on reduing social, private and professional interactionsCertificates will also be necessary again to travel around.

Furthermore, as remote working is widely reinforced in the upcoming weeks, including an evolution of the health protocol by the end of the week, schools will remain open, so will junior high schools. As for universities, classes in auditoriums will be cancelled and seminars completed in half groups every two weeks.

Answers tonight during Emmanuel Macron's address.

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