PARIS: The French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a speech that the government had agreed to prolong the coronavirus lockdown of the country by two weeks until April 15.
“After these first 10 days of confinement, it is clear that we are just at the beginning of this epidemic wave. It has submerged eastern France and now it is arriving in the Paris region and northern France,” Philippe said.
For this reason, he said the duration of imprisonment would be extended by two weeks from next week’s Tuesday.
He further added that the same rules would apply. He said this time would only be extended again if it was needed by the health situation.