Paris is one of 16 areas of France to be closed again Prime Minister Jean Castex warns of a “third wave” of Covid-19 infections looks likely

Around 21 million people will be put under duress for one month from Friday at midnight

According to Minister of Health Olivier Véran there are currently 1200 people in intensive care units in Paris, more than the second peak in November

France stopped using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this week amid concerns that it could cause blood clots

However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has determined that the sting is “not associated with a higher risk of clotting” France will be using it again on Friday

The closure applies to the greater Paris area, the northern areas of Hauts-de-France, Seine-Maritime and Eure as well as the Alpes-Maritimes on the French Riviera

This lockdown is not as severe as previous shutdowns. Schools remain open and people are allowed to exercise outdoors within 10 km of their homes

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said more details will be announced later on which companies will have to close

France already has a nationwide curfew, which normally starts at 6 p.m. However, due to longer hours of daylight, it will be pushed back to 7 p.m.

According to England’s lockdown roadmap, international travel won’t be possible until Jan. May allowed Scotland has provided the same date in its own plans

France, together with the French Caribbean regions of Martinique and Guadeloupe, is taking part in a month-long test with vaccination records

The European Commission has proposed plans for an EU-wide vaccine certificate that could allow its 450 million residents to roam freely around the block by the summer

People like Spain, Greece and Turkey have already announced that they will welcome British tourists back this summer

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