The French President Emmanuel Macron extended restrictions on people’s free movement and ordered a further closure of schools for three weeks. France is currently experiencing a third wave of COVID-19 infections which is straining the country’s hospitals.
The measures put in effect in Paris are being extended to the whole of France for at least one month. Macron stated on a political address that if no measures were established France would ‘lose control’ of the pandemic situation. France has experienced 95,337 deaths due to COVID-19.