Following the acceleration of the Covid-19 virus propagation in France, the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced during his March 18 update on the sanitary situation in France a third lockdown in 16 French departments.
After its extension to 3 further departments on March 25, President Macron announced on March 31 a nationwide lockdown (except for overseas territories) starting April 3 until May 2.
This third lockdown will imply the closure of schools for the same period.
This measure will have a similar impact as the second lockdown except movement within a 10km radius from one's home will be permitted without a self-certificate (a proof of address will suffice). Visiting properties will thus be possible with respect of the sanitary protocol, virtual visits being encouraged.
Regarding schools, President Macron announced the following timeline:
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