Five months later, France is once again confined to deal with the spread of Covid-19. It was the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron who announced it this Wednesday evening during a televised address. The epidemic braking measures already in force in 19 departments will be applied throughout mainland France, for at least four weeks.
Unlike the first two confinements, some businesses deemed “non-essential” will remain open this time, such as hairdressing salons, bookstores or even florists. On the other hand, schools will be closed for at least one month (three weeks of vacation, one week of distance learning).
Travel is limited to 10 kilometers around home, de facto prohibiting travel from one region to another. A tolerance will nevertheless be granted during the Easter weekend (April 3, 4 and 5) to allow the French to better organize themselves. Note also that the curfew at 7 p.m. remains in effect throughout the country.
Many announcements were made this Wednesday by Emmanuel Macron. However, some are not clearly defined at present and should be clarified soon. We will therefore gradually update this infographic, the last version of which is on Wednesday March 31, 8:50 p.m.
These measures had already been applied since March 20 in 16 departments: Aisne (02), Alpes-Maritimes (06), Eure (27), Nord (59), Oise (60), Pas -de-Calais (62), Paris (75), Seine-Maritime (76), Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Somme (80), Essonne (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Val-de-Marne (94) and Val-d’Oise (95). Last week, the government added three departments to this list: Aube (10), Nièvre (58) and Rhône (69).
Only mainland France is affected by these measures. In Mayotte, confined on February 5, 2021, the deconfinement started on March 15 is gradually continuing.
Louis Tanca BFMTV reporter
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