France enters third lockdown | Sunday Observer

France enters third lockdown

4 April, 2021
Image source- REUTERS

France has entered its third national lockdown due to the surge of Covid-19 cases.

On Friday, the number of seriously ill patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) increased by 145 becoming the highest surge in five months while 5 000 Covid patients in ICUs.

President Emmanuel Macron has promised more hospital beds for Covid patients and a curfew will be imposed from 07.00 p.m. to 06.00 a.m. Saturday onwards.

The country is currently struggling with an EU-wide delay in the vaccine rollout and several new strains of the virus.

(Source- BBC)