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Macron Puts France on 15-Day Lockdown in Coronavirus ‘Health War’
French President Emmanuel Macron has enacted measures to lock down all of France for 15 days and has declared that the country is facing a “health war” as coronavirus cases increase.
The French president announced the new measures in a televised address to the French nation on Monday evening saying that the coronavirus outbreak has become far more serious in recent days, labelling it an “immediate” crisis.
He urged members of the French public to remain in their homes and stated that the government would be restricting freedom of assembly and movement across the country for the next 15 days starting tomorrow, broadcaster France24 reports.
“We are at war,” Macron declared several times during his speech and while he defended his own position to hold the French municipal elections over the weekend, he announced that the second round of the municipal elections would be postponed.
The country’s borders will also be closed, a move which Germany also adopted, and the French president went on to add that the borders of the European Union and those of the Schengen Agreement would also be closed as of Tuesday afternoon.