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Sport New lockdown in France is looming

13:20  28 october  2020
13:20  28 october  2020 Source:   bunte.de

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A strict 15-day lockdown requiring people in France to remain at home came into effect at midday Tuesday, prohibiting all but essential outings in a bid Exceptions are also made for “imperative family reasons”, such as looking after children and the elderly. In practice, parents with shared custody can

The lockdown could come into effect from midnight on Thursday, France ’s BFM TV reported today. "The outbreak is out of control," said infectious According to the media outlet, the national lockdown that is under consideration would be “more flexible” than the restrictions imposed by France in March.

In France, a nationwide lockdown is emerging for the first time since the spring: President Emmanuel Macron wanted to announce the new measures on television on Thursday evening from 8 p.m., as his office announced. There was talk of "unpopular" decisions from those around the president. Many virologists and doctors consider significantly tightened curfews to be inevitable. Most recently, 46 million French people were affected by night exit restrictions.

In Frankreich zeichnet sich erstmals seit dem Frühjahr ein landesweiter Lockdown ab: Präsident Emmanuel Macron wollte die neuen Maßnahmen am Donnerstagabend ab 20 Uhr im Fernsehen verkünden, wie sein Büro mitteilte. © Ludovic MARIN In France, a nationwide lockdown is emerging for the first time since spring: President Emmanuel Macron wanted to announce the new measures on television on Thursday evening from 8 p.m., his office announced.

As reported by several media outlets citing government officials, the new lockdown is likely to provide for more exceptions than between March and May, when the country largely came to a standstill. For example, schools up to intermediate level could remain open and public services could continue to be guaranteed. Macron discussed the details with the cabinet on Wednesday for the second day in a row.

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Although France looks set to remain in lockdown for most of April and possibly longer, questions are already being raised as to how to lift a nationwide The prime minister cited the possibility of easing lockdown measures on a region-by-region basis and "subject to a new testing policy – depending

Spain also plans ‘transition to normality’ despite a rise in German Covid-19 infection rate after relaxation of restrictions.

is particularly concerned about the massive pressure on French hospitals. Without tightened measures, they are likely to reach their limits nationwide in two weeks, as participants reported after a crisis meeting between Prime Minister Jean Castex and the social partners. The head of the French hospital association, Frédéric Valletoux, warned of "devastating" consequences for the clinics if the second corona wave is not stopped.


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The number of corona deaths recently soared by more than 500 because the authorities have returned numbers from retirement homes for the first time in four days announced. There were a total of 35,541 deaths in France.

The number of new infections registered has fluctuated between 30,000 and more than 50,000 for several days. The government's scientific corona advisory board assumes that there are actually 100,000 new infections every day, many of which remain undetected.

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UK's Johnson faces opposition from his own party on lockdown .
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