By Damon Mitchell • 26 April 2020 • 16:34
FRENCH PM, Edouard Philippe, is to present the national strategy for emerging from the coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday. His announcement at the National Assembly will be followed by a debate and a vote.
Seventeen priorities have been identified for gradually bringing the country out of lockdown from May 11. These will include the reopening of schools, companies returning to work, the supply of masks and sanitiser, support for the elderly, normalising public transport and a new testing policy.
France has been under Coronavirus restrictions since March 17 and the government faces a delicate balancing act to revive the economy without triggering a resurgence in the pandemic.
According to official figures the pandemic has killed 22,614 people in France since the start of March, with 369 new deaths recorded in the previous 24 hours.
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