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France imposes restrictions on movement to contain coronavirus

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 17, 2020 12:39

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered stringent restrictions on people’s movement for at least two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus and said the army would be drafted in to help move the sick to hospitals. France had already shut down restaurants, bars, schools and put ski resorts. Macron said measures unprecedented in peacetime were needed as the number of infected people doubled every three days and deaths spiralled higher. Adressing the nation, the president said that from Tuesday people should stay at home and only go out for essential activities. Anyone flouting the restrictions would be punished.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 17, 2020 12:39