PARIS:--- Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Friday the renewal of confinement in France for two weeks from Tuesday, March 31st.
It was expected that the confinement would have been extended to April 15, it could be further extended a third time, said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Friday afternoon.
"With the agreement of the President of the Republic, I am announcing today the renewal of the confinement period for two additional weeks starting next Tuesday, that is until Wednesday, April 15" under the same conditions, he declared, after a Council of Ministers. "This period could obviously be extended if the health situation requires it".
France, confined for a few days, continues its measures to stop the epidemic. Confinement certainly led to continuing for several weeks. We take stock of the situation, the measures taken and the latest figures available in France on Thursday, March 26, there were 29,155 confirmed cases and 1,696 deaths in total.
In an exceptional speech Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the renewal of confinement in France which continues for two weeks from Tuesday, that is until Wednesday, April 15 minimum with the continuation of current measures. Despite the recommendations of the Scientific Council, which recommends confinement for another 6 weeks, the government wishes to see the evolution of the pandemic in France before ruling on a prosecution.