Coronavirus: Macron to announce lockdown extension

by Steve Martindale

President Emmanuel Macron had been expected to give a televised update on the coronavirus situation this evening, Thursday 9th April. This has now been pushed back to the evening of Monday 13th April, although it has been confirmed that he will be announcing an extension to the lockdown period at that time.

The lockdown is currently due to end on April 15th; it is widely expected that this will be extended for at least a further fortnight.

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