The government had announced “difficult measures” in the face of the meteoric rise in the Covid-19 pandemic on French territory. The head of state unveiled the content from the Elysee Palace, Wednesday, October 28, in a speech during which he announced new confinement from Friday, for a minimum period of one month.
Schools, colleges and high schools will remain open, but classes will be held remotely at the university, the president said. Visits to nursing homes will be authorized. As during the first confinement, teleworking will once again become the rule. “Wherever possible, teleworking will once again be mainstream“, declared Emmanuel Macron, explaining that compared to the first episode of confinement in spring, “the activity will continue with more intensity”.
In addition, all non-essential businesses will be closed, including bars and restaurants, and you will need a certificate to leave your home.