Macron orders Covid-19 lockdown across all of France, closes schools

Macron orders Covid-19 lockdown across all of France, closes schools

AsiaOne-·2021-04-01 12:06

PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered France into its third national lockdown and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of Covid-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

With the death toll nearing 100,000, intensive care units in the hardest-hit regions at breaking point and a slower-than-planned vaccine rollout, Macron was forced to abandon his goal of keeping the country open to protect the economy.

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