PARIS – Paris fears new COVID-19 restrictions

Health Minister Olivier Véran is expected to announce on Thursday (1 October) new government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The French capital, which has already reached a stage where it could fall into a high alert zone, fears it could be forced back into lockdown, particularly as French President Macron has not yet excluded any possible scenarios.

“On Thursday, the health minister and the competent members of government will have to speak and announce the decisions taken and adjustments made,” said the French president during his visit to Riga.

“The government must be able to take any additional measures necessary according to the evolution of the pandemic and each measure taken has a lifespan of fifteen days because this is the time that allows us to see its effectiveness,” he added.

Read about the president’s visit to Riga here: “Macron criticises “warlike” rhetoric on Nagorno-Karabakh.”

(Lucie Duboua-Lorsch |

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