A new Health Defense Council took place this Friday January 29, 2021. Jean Castex then spoke at the end of the council to announce the latest decisions made by the government that keeps on monitoring the evolution of the pandemic in France.
After curfew from 6 p.m. extended to the entire country, rumors about an unavoidable lockdown are spreading. We are expecting for instating stronger restrictions for February to halt the spread of the epidemic. Even though the French government would like to avoid a third lockdown, the idea seems already official in many people, getting ready to have to limit their trips.
So far, February break "is to go as planned", National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer says. And if a new lockdown was to be implemented, schools might remain open.
The latest Defense Council took place earlier this week, on January 27. And after that, the Prime Minister made no special statement, thinking that curfew should be given time to be effective.
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