World News – GB – What time is France’s lockdown announcement today and expected Covid rules


France is said to be on the verge of a second national lockdown amid an alarming spike in new cases and deaths linked to Covid-19

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the government’s latest plan in a Wednesday night TV show

This comes as France has recorded more than 500 deaths from Covid-19 and 33,000 additional cases in 24 hours, according to official data

According to figures released by travel consulting firm PC Agency, France now has 629 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days – one of the highest rates in Europe

Here’s what you need to know about what might be in store for the country and how new measures might affect your travel plans

Emmanuel Macron will give details of the latest coronavirus measures in a televised address at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday after a meeting with the government’s defense council

This comes just two weeks after the government imposed a curfew on Paris and eight other French cities, banning anyone from leaving their homes between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

A new lockdown could go into effect as early as midnight on Thursday, October 28, according to various reports

While all details are still a matter of speculation, it has been suggested that the latest measures will not be as severe as those imposed on the country during the first shutdown in the spring

M Macron had previously said he would do « everything in his power » to avoid a second lockdown Since the relaxation of the coronavirus rules, the French government’s approach has been to impose progressive targeted local measures as opposed to to general national rules

Latest reports suggest the country now faces a four-week nationwide lockdown with university lectures transferred online – though primary and secondary schools will remain open

No details have yet emerged on whether more stores will be allowed to stay open this time around, especially as Christmas is just around the corner – a period many retailers are counting on to increase. their number

France imposed a nighttime curfew in major cities, including Paris, earlier this month, but Covid-19 cases have continued to rise

Official data on Tuesday showed France had reported 523 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and 33,417 new confirmed cases of Covid

A minister said in the national newspaper Le Figaro: “The curfew was used to limit social interactions, but it just displaced them People meet around 6pm instead of 9pm We are fighting to incite the French to practice social distancing This intermediate state does not work « 

We don’t yet know how the latest measures will affect travel However, France is unlikely to be added to the list of UK travel corridors anytime soon.

For now, the UK government is already advising against going on holiday to the country, and you would be hard pressed to get travel insurance for your trip if you did

Anyone entering the UK from France must self-isolate for 14 days and will be fined if they fail to do so

There have been over a million confirmed cases of Covid-19 in France since the start of the pandemic, with just over 35,500 deaths

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