Issued on: 02/05/2020 – 14:53Modified: 02/05/2020 – 15:18
France has decided to extend a "state of health emergency" imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic for two months until July 24, Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Saturday.
A proposal to be put to parliament on Monday says plans this month to lift the public health emergency, which began on March 24, would "be premature" and "could see a risk of the outbreak" intensifying.
"We are going to have to live with the virus for a while," Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said after a cabinet meeting.
The bill also lays out the quarantine conditions for people coming to France from abroad.
More than 24,500 people have died of the Covid-19 disease so far in France. The country is preparing to ease restrictions on May 11 following a strict nationwide lockdown, which was imposed on March 17.
In an address marking international Labour Day on Friday, French PresidRead More – Source