In a speech this Wednesday, March 31, Emmanuel Macron announced the extension of the restrictive measures to all of France. Resuscitation services will also be increased to 10,000 beds. The French president announced the closure of schools, colleges, high schools and nurseries until April 26.
Thus, the restrictions in force since mid-March in 19 departments will be extended to the entire territory for four weeks from Saturday in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic. These measures, already in place in Île-de-France and Hauts-de-France, include the closure of certain businesses and the ban on travel more than 10 km.
In addition, nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools will be closed for three weeks. “The school calendar will be adapted,” announced Emmanuel Macron. Students will therefore be able to return to class on May 3.
Emmanuel Macron also announced the acceleration of vaccination and a new vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be extended to all people over 60 on April 16, then to all over 50 on May 15. People under 50 will follow mid-June and “By the end of the summer, all French people over 18 who so wish can be vaccinated
The president also promised “Additional reinforcements” in intensive care to cope with the influx of seriously ill Covid-19 patients and “In the coming days” to more than 10,000 beds, compared to 7,665 currently.
The will be expressed soon for “Specify a reopening agenda”, in particular for certain places of culture and terraces, ” under conditions “.