French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to announce new restrictions to stem the Covid-19 pandemic at a press conference this Thursday at 6 PM as the global coronavirus toll nears 90 million as the number of coronavirus cases in France exceeded 2,700,000.
Jean Castex is due to speak this evening at 6 PM to take stock of France's health situation and review the restrictions currently in force. According to information received by the Corona Briefer, the government plans to tighten curfews where the virus circulates the most: the list of departments where it begins at 6 PM should be extended.
Scientific Council President plans "heavier measures" next week
The President of the Scientific Council Jean-François Delfraissy estimated this Wednesday evening on France 2 that "things are going better now than in other European countries," some of which have chosen to go through the confinement including schools (England, Ireland, Scotland) or to extend the closure measures (Germany).
But with more than 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, "we arrive at worrying figures," he warns. And "in the middle of next week," when the figures for contamination during the holidays will be known, "this may be the time to discuss heavier measures," casting the shadow of the third confinement.
Press conference at 6 PM
New curfews? What calendar does the future hold for culture, catering, ski resorts? Jean Castex will try this Thursday to give "more visibility" to the sectors affected by the health crisis before perhaps taking "heavier" measures next week.
The Prime Minister and the Minister of Health Olivier Véran will hold a press conference on the health crisis at 6 PM.