French Prime Minister Castay announced on Thursday that in order to combat the new wave of coronavirus pandemic, the government will impose a one-month limited lockdown on Paris and several other areas, but insisted that these measures are not It will be as strict as it used to be.
Agence France-Presse reported that Castel stated that non-essential businesses in these areas will be temporarily closed and people will be restricted from engaging in outdoor activities, but schools will remain open, and people can be up to 10 kilometers away from their homes to exercise outdoors.
Although French President Macron is unwilling to implement a nationwide blockade so far this year, Castel said that the epidemic in Paris and other areas have made it difficult to avoid regional blockade measures that affect about one-third of the country’s population. Castel said that this is due to the increase in the number of confirmed cases due to the “third wave” of the Coronavirus epidemic. In the Paris area alone, about 1,200 people received severe treatment.
The places affected by the new measures also include Hauts-de-France, where the city of Lille in northern France is located, as well as Alpes-Maritimes, Seine-Maritime, Eure and other places in the north.