France will go into a nationwide lockdown on Friday as Covid-19 cases surge in the country, French President Emmanuel Macron announced today.
Macron announced the measures in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening, adding that measures already taken "are not enough."
What the new measures do:
- Under the new lockdown, people will need a certificate to move around.
- Nonessential businesses, restaurants and bars will be closed.
- Schools will remain open, people can go to work and care homes visits will be allowed.
- Macron warned that by mid-November all intensive care unit beds would be taken by Covid-19 patients unless a “brake” is put on the virus.