On the evening of April 13 , French President Macron once again delivered a national television speech from the Elysee Palace. In his speech, he announced that the restriction measures implemented throughout France will be extended until May 11, after which the border with non-EU countries will continue to be closed until a new decision is issued.
Macron called May 11 “a new step” in epidemic prevention and control. From this day, France will conduct virus testing on all patients with suspected symptoms of new coronavirus, and will allow all people to get masks and wear them systematically . Also starting from May 11, France will gradually open kindergartens and primary and secondary schools, and the reopening of colleges and universities will not be earlier than this summer.
In addition, from this day, some commercial and industrial sectors will resume work, but business public places such as bars and restaurants will remain closed. Macron also announced that it will use a mobile phone software to track cases on an anonymous and voluntary basis starting May 11. He also called on older groups, people with disabilities and frail people to stay at home after May 11.
Starting at 12:00 noon on March 17, local time, France has imposed restrictions on public travel throughout the country. With the exception of very few exceptions, such as the inability to work remotely and the purchase of necessities, people are not allowed to go out at will. The “restriction order” was originally planned to be implemented for 15 days, and French Prime Minister Philip announced on March 27 local time that it would extend the “restriction order” to at least April 15.