Saturday, November 28, 2020

French President, Macron declares second national lockdown in France

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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November.

Mr Macron said that under the new measures, starting tomorrow, people would only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons.

Non-essential businesses, such as restaurants and bars will close, but schools and factories will remain open.

COVID-19 daily deaths in France are at the highest level since April.

On Tuesday alone, 33,000 new cases were confirmed.

Mr Macron said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt will be harder than the first”.

Meanwhile, Germany will impose an emergency lockdown that is less severe but includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theatres.