Coronavirus Lockdown in France “Most Likely” to be Extended According to the Authorities

Although Catalunia still has relatively fewer cases in total than Madrid, the acceleration of new cases is worrying.

France issued a lockdown in the country on Tuesday, in an attempt to combat the rapid spread of the coronavirus, just as Spain did last week. The French lockdown was said to last for two weeks, but now the Head of the Public Health Authorities, Genevieve Chene has announced that the lockdown will “most likely” be extended.

“Between two and four weeks is needed to contain the outbreak,” Chene told radio channel Franceinfo.

Earlier this week the Spanish transport minister, Jose Lois Ábalos, said, in a similar manner regarding the Spanish lockdown, that a 15-day state of emergency would not be sufficient to win the battle against the contagious virus in the country.

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Henric Sundlof