As the coronavirus epidemic goes on in France, the government first decided on local restrictions in order to prevent new nationwide and strict lockdown. Since March 20, 2021, 16 departments have been involved in local lockdown, and curfew has been postponed by one hour in the entire country because of summertime switch. To them have been added 3 new departments, placed in lockdown since Saturday March 27, namely Aube, Nièvre, and Rhône, and the entire country since this past April 3.
This Thursday April 8, 2021, a new Health Council Defense is to be held. For the meeting, the government will once again assess the Covid-19 epidemic situation in France, and therefore could make new decisions to curb the spread, but no decision is to be made, as the hybrid lockdown announced this Wednesday March 31 by Emmanuel Macron is only starting.
Speaking of March 31, the latest health defense council was held leading to different decisions in order to curb the spread.
Leverages to improve the vaccination campaign have been studied, but nor only: faced with the increasing incidence rate in some areas in France, new restrictions have been instated.
Covid: lockdown extended to France, schools to close, reopenings, Macron's latest statements
Faced with the third Covid-19 epidemic wave, Emmanuel Macron addressed the French this Wednesday March 31, 2021. The French President assessed the worrying evolution of the country's health situation. Therefore, the Head of State has called lockdown extended to the entire mainland country - and no longer to 19 departments only -, along with the closure of schools for three weeks, "systematic" working from home, as well as a detailed vaccination calendar.
Closed schools: Macron confirms nursery and primary schools reopen on April 26
Faced with the third wave, this past March 31, the French President has announced all schools must close, namely daycares, schools, junior high schools, and high schools, in France, starting Friday April 2, 2021 at the end of the day and for three weeks. On Apirl 6, President Macron confirmed nursery and primary schools will reopen on April 26, as expected.
Covid: vaccine manufacturing and deliveries – Macron’s latest statements
During a televised address, French President Emmanuel Macron took a stock on France’s vaccination campaign and prospects for the coming months. Schedule, deliveries and vaccine manufacturing… keep reading to find out more!
At the end of the Defense Council, government spokesman Gabriel Attal is expected to address the people to tell more about concertation.