France extends Coronavirus lockdown for a month as President Macron apologises after death toll hits 15,000

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France extends Coronavirus lockdown for a month as President Macron apologises after death toll hits 15,000

French President, Emmanuel Macron has announced that the nationwide imposed Coronavirus lockdown will continue for the next one month as the death toll has now hit the 15,000 mark in the country.

 

The restrictions started on March 17 and would continue to be enforced strictly until May 11 according to the president.

 

Addressing the nation on Monday evening from the Elysée Palace in Paris, French President  Macron apologized for not being prepared enough to tackle the virus but said that after May 11 the lockdown could slowly be relaxed if people adhere to the lockdown rules.

                  France extends Coronavirus lockdown for a month as President Macron apologises after death toll hits 15,000                  

According to the president, from May 11, there will be the gradual reopening of schools, crèches, colleges and high schools but larger public events, stadiums, restaurants, cafes and bars aren’t expected to open “before mid-July”.

 

Macron said the relaxation of the lockdown rules “will only be possible if we continue to be responsible in…



Source: Linda Ikeji