According to Prime Minister Jean Castex, France will close it’s borders on Sunday to all countries outside the EU.
France will close it’s borders to all countries outside the EU: Apart from commuters, all travellers will need a negative PCR test to enter the country. Grant Shapps, UK Transport Secretary, said that it would not apply to hauliers and that the “continual flow of trade will be smooth”. Mr Castex announced shopping centres will close and travel to overseas French territories will also be restricted.
The measures have been put in place to avoid a third lockdown, according to Mr Castex, with more police checking that people are adhering to the rules. He said “We know the grave impact of a lockdown. Tonight, looking at the data of the past few days, we consider that we can still give ourselves a chance to avoid one.
Our duty is to do all we can to avoid a new lockdown, the coming days will be crucial.” More than 75,000 people have died with the virus in France, making it the 7th highest country for COVID worldwide. France’s vaccine deployment has slowed due to supply issues with the Pfizer and Moderna jabs, although their figures show that 1.45 million people have received the vaccine so far.
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