French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown for at least the whole of November, to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Macron said, in a live televised speech on Wednesday evening, October 28th.
“I have decided that we have to, as of Friday, return to confinement,”
“Schools will stay open, work can continue and elderly nursing homes can be visited,”
Elaborating on the decision, Macron said Covid-19 patients now occupied more than half of the country’s hospital beds, which meant hospitals were beginning to postpone surgeries and treatments to deal with the mounting pressure.
Restaurants and bars, will close, but schools and factories will remain open.