Coronavirus: curfew not to be lifted at the same time as lockdown

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 21 April 2021 at 14h06 · Updated on 21 April 2021 at 15h30
As the coronavirus epidemic situation is improving in France, the French are waiting to find out more about lockdown exit details. Should the end of curfew be expected?

The third wave has peaked, France sees the coronavirus epidemic has been improving over the past couple of days. Indicators are stabilizing and even decline in some territories such as the Paris area. An encouraging situation as the French are still waiting to find out more about lockdown exit modalities, as well as the reopening calendar of places closed to the public.

Because the entire mainland France has been placed in hybrid lockdown since early April, including the closure of non-necessary stores and the possibility to move in a 10km-radius around your home without any certificate needed.

But is the end of lockdown to sign the end of curfew? No, it is not. This Wednesday April 21, government spokesman Gabriel Attal confirms curfew is a measure independent from the lockdown and will therefore not be lifted at the same time as lockdown. Yet, it could be eased - according to news that broke this Wednesday morning.

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According to news about the lockdown exit calendar this Thursday April 29, 2021, curfew could be postponed twice between May and June, before being fully lifted at the beginning of summer.

Curfew is a measure independent from the third lockdown. In an interview with Télégramme given this Monday April 19, 2021, Olivier Véran said he was ruling for a territory-based lockdown exit, including progressive easing of restrictions. But as for lifting curfew, it is not happening now. The Health Minister said he hopes it will be able by early summer. More on that matter in June, then!

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