France to impose new national lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise | TheHill

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced that France will go into a second national lockdown beginning on Friday due to the surging numbers of coronavirus cases in the country, according to a report from Reuters.

On Monday, France announced a record number of cases with over 52,000 infections recorded in a single day. Over 500 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, the most since the first surge of cases in France in the spring.

Source: France to impose new national lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise | TheHill