France extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks to April 15

Friday 1441/8/3 - 2020/03/27
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PARIS, Mar 27, 2020, SPA -- French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a speech the government had decided to extend the country's coronavirus lockdown by two weeks until April 15.
"After these first 10 days of confinement, it is clear that we are just at the beginning of this epidemic wave. It has submerged eastern France and now it is arriving in the Paris region and northern France," Philippe said, according to Reuters.
He said for this reason, the confinement period would be extended by two weeks from Tuesday next week, and added that the same rules would apply. He said that this period would only be extended again if the health situation required it.
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