France shutters schools, bans travel in new COVID-19 lockdown – UPI.com

The country reported more than 30,000 new cases and some 1,000 deaths Tuesday. Those figures represent a 55% and 30% increase, respectively, over the past 14 days. Case figures haven’t been this high since mid-November, when France was coming down from its all-time peak of 86,000 daily cases. Macron’s announcement means lockdown measures in 19 regions of France will now be expanded nationally. Schools will be closed for at least three weeks and travel restrictions will be in place for a month.

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