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France Shuts Down Schools & Travel Due to Spike in Cases

Monday, April 5, 2021

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The News Cover: In France, their President Emmanuel Macron in a televised speech on 31st March, announced that for 3 weeks all schools & colleges will remain closed in the country. Plus for 3 weeks domestic flights will not be allowed. 

This is because France has witnessed a sudden spike in cases, causing a huge strain on the healthcare system. An overnight nationwide curfew has been in place since January, and all of France's restaurants, museums, bars, gyms, cinemas have been closed since October. He also said night curfew in the entire country from 7pm - 6am will continue. 

People are allowed to go outside for leisure, but only within a 10-kilometer radius from their homes. People must walk while keeping the proper distance. Essential services such as groceries and pharmacies will remain open. All non-essential shops have been closed down. France will also increase the number of ICU beds, 

to beat the shortage. Macron has encouraged people to remain united and follow COVID protocols, as it will help to control the spread of infection.

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