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France Will Be on Lockdown Until May 11; Festivals Banned Until Mid-July – Variety



France president Emmanuel Macron stated the lockdown shall be prolonged to Might 11 in a televised interview on Monday. He stated that no festivals drawing massive crowds shall be allowed to happen till at the very least mid-July. That clearly places Cannes Movie Pageant on ice – organizers had been planning to postpone the pageant to late June/early July.

The president additionally stated theaters, eating places and bars, in addition to outlets, will stay shut past Might 11.

In the meantime, daycare facilities and colleges will begin reopening below particular circumstances on Might 11, whereas universities will stay closed.

Macron stated the well being disaster was revealing inequalities in each facet of day by day life below the lockdown.

France has already been on lockdown since March 17. It is among the hardest hit nations on this planet with 98,076 instances of coronavirus, and 14,967 deaths.

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