France coronavirus: Macron enforces new restrictions as cafés, shops and restaurants CLOSE | World | News

France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the new measures, which he said will come into force from midnight on Saturday.  He told a news conference that exceptions to the shop closures would include food stores, pharmacies and gas stations. Mr Philippe said public transport will remain open, but asked citizens to limit their use.

He said people should only go outside to buy supplies, carry out light exercise or vote in the election.

The Prime Minister also urged people to work from home.

France’s Public Health Authority reported 12 new deaths from coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total up to 91. 

The number of cases of the virus also rose from 3,661 to 4,499.

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