French President Emmanuel Macron has extended movement restrictions to the entire country and said schools will be closed for three weeks to combat the third wave of coronavirus infection threatening hospital closures.
Macron said that he will extend the blockade measures to the entire country starting Saturday for at least one month. Paris, parts of northern and southeastern France have been closed.
In his televised address to the United States, the president said: “If we don’t take action now, we will lose control.”
The epidemic killed 95,337 people before the collapse of France and brought the intensive care unit to the worst-hit areas.
After Easter this weekend, the school will be closed for three weeks.
Macron said: “The best solution is to slow the spread of the virus.” France has also managed to make schools open longer than many neighbouring countries where the pandemic has occurred.