Macron Set to Extend Lockdown

France President, President Emmanuel Macron will today warn that its lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic must go on for several more weeks at least.

In the nationwide broadcasts expected to be at past 8 pm tonight from the Elysee palace in Paris, the president is also expected to outline how the country will recover from the crisis

In his nationwide broadcast, he announced the nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the virus from March 17.

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This speech will come after the first indications of a tentative easing of the crisis in France and that the lockdown is starting to have an effect, with the epidemic starting to plateau, albeit at a high level.

France and Spain had on Sunday reported a lower number of COVID-19 fatalities over the last 24 hours. France reported 315 deaths in the hospital over the last day, compared with 345 the previous day.

According to the health ministry,14,393, people hs died from the coronavirus epidemic. The deceased include those who have died in nursing homes.

The number of patients in the intensive care fell with 35 fewer for the fourth consecutive day in a row, making a total of 6,845 people needing such treatment.

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But officials have warned that the situation remains serious – especially in the Ile-de-France region around Paris – with no rapid return to normal in sight.

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