French President Emmanuel Macron has apologised for his government ‘not being prepared enough’ for the coronavirus pandemic, as he extended the country’s lockdown.
France was put under lockdown on March 17 and will remain so until May 11, Mr Macron announced tonight during a TV address to the nation. The head of state said the measures would be enforced as strictly as possible for another month but insisted that ‘joyous days were ahead’. His comments came as another 574 people died overnight, including those who have died in nursing homes, bringing France’s death toll to 14,967.
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke from the Elysee Palace during a televised address to the nation. (Text courtesy Metro)