French President Macron could announce a new nationwide lockdown this evening as a growing wave of anti-lockdown protests sweep Europe.
The French government is envisaging a month-long national lockdown to combat the coronavirus resurgence which could take effect from midnight on Thursday, France’s BFM TV reported today.
Macron is due to make a televised address at 8pm tomorrow which is expected to see a national lockdown imposed or a host of local measures and curfews extended.
His office did not comment on whether Macron would announce such a measure then.
The national lockdown under consideration would be ‘more flexible’ than the strict restrictions on movement imposed in France in March this year, reported BFM TV.
France has had a big spike in the number of daily deaths from COVID-19, recording an additional 523 deaths in 24 hours this evening, the highest daily death total since April.
The French government also reported an additional 33,417 new infections.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told French citizens to ‘expect difficult decisions’ ahead of the announcement tomorrow by Macron.
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