The BBC reports:
French schools will close for at least three weeks as part of new national restrictions to fight rising Covid cases, President Emmanuel Macron says. Mr Macron said that schools would move to remote learning from next week.
Lockdown measures, introduced in some areas of France earlier this month, are also being extended to other districts. All non-essential shops are to close from Saturday and there will be a ban on travelling more than 10km (six miles) from home without good reason.
The country is facing a peak of over 5,000 people in intensive care. France has so far reported more than 4.6 million cases of coronavirus and 95,495 Covid-related deaths.
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BREAKING—France 🇫🇷 schools to close for at least 3 weeks (remote) under 3rd lockdown. Cases surging. Variants now dominant, especially #B117 variant that has higher infection in kids versus the old strain (higher %increase than adults vs old common). https://t.co/mpJKzt8rjU pic.twitter.com/DRqXgFMaWa
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) March 31, 2021
Breaking News: France will enter a third national lockdown for a month after President Emmanuel Macron announced a new set of restrictions in a move to halt a new deadly virus wave. https://t.co/0NJ4yLaHqW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 31, 2021
BREAKING: President Emmanuel Macron has announced France will widen lockdown restrictions – which have already been in place in several regions – to the whole country.
The new measures will be in place for a least one month, starting Saturday.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 31, 2021