France president Emmanuel Macron stated the lockdown will probably be prolonged to Could 11 in a televised interview on Monday. He stated that no festivals drawing giant crowds will probably be allowed to happen till a minimum of mid-July. That clearly places Cannes Movie Pageant on ice – organizers had been planning to postpone the competition to late June/early July.

The president additionally stated theaters, eating places and bars, in addition to outlets, will stay shut past Could 11.

In the meantime, daycare facilities and faculties will begin reopening underneath particular circumstances on Could 11, whereas universities will stay closed.

Macron stated the well being disaster was revealing inequalities in each side of each day life underneath the lockdown.

France has already been on lockdown since March 17. It is among the hardest hit nations on the earth with 98,076 instances of coronavirus, and 14,967 deaths.