France is today digesting the full detail of the Prime Minister’s much anticipated announcement last night – in which he revealed that France will lift its lockdown on December 15th, despite missing targets on case numbers, but with extra restrictions in place.
So France will be lifting its lockdown despite missing targets, but with extra restrictions
?? Lockdown lifts from December 15
?? 8pm curfew in place
?? Cinemas, theatres etc will not open as planned
?? Travel between regions allowed https://t.co/UMg8y2Q48g
— Emma Pearson (@LocalFR_Emma) December 10, 2020
This means that people who were planning a trip to France over the holidays can come, and within France people can travel to see friends and relatives.
However there will be a strict, nationwide curfew from 8pm and cinemas, theatres and museums will not reopen as planned.
We’ve picked out 9 graphs from the briefing that best demonstrate the overall health situation in France now, and the health minister also addressed the question of whether people should get tested before they travel.
Our French word of the day is a cheery little phrase that people may now be looking forward to.
And if you're looking to hone your French pronunciation, you definitely need to check out this fun video clip.
What is more French than that? Even if you don’t speak French, wait 15s and you’ll be rewarded… pic.twitter.com/oCFwkaFubq
— Gérard Araud (@GerardAraud) December 10, 2020
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