French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that he will expand the virtual exclusion zone to contain the outbreak of coronavirus until May 11, adding that progress has been made but the battle has not yet succeeded. To watch his speech, click on the player above.
Macron realized that his country was not yet fully prepared to face the challenges posed by the new coronavirus outbreak. He said that unprecedented restrictions were showing results.  "The epidemic has begun to slow down. The result is there." Macron told the country in a televised speech. "Thank you for your efforts, we have made progress every day."
"However, our country is not yet fully prepared for this crisis. Macron said.
Macron ’s prime time is in On the fourth week of France ’s end of the blockade, residents were ordered to stay at home, in addition to buying food, going to work, seeking medical treatment or obtaining medical services.
After continuing to increase until the first week of April, French hospital intensive care The number of patients in the laboratory began to decrease, prompting health authorities to call for a steady state in the fatal epidemic.
] However, if French hospitals are about to cope, with the help of large-scale efforts, from the Eastern Hospital and Paris In the west, the nursing home is already overwhelmed by planes, helicopters, and even high-speed trains.
By Monday, according to official data, the coronavirus has claimed 14,967 lives in France, ranking fourth in the world The high number of deaths, according to official data, has more than 98,076 confirmed cases.
Macron said that by May 11, France will be able to Testing anyone who pretended to show symptoms of COVID-19. He said that schools and nurseries will gradually reopen.
Although Macron followed Italy and Spain to take strict containment measures in public life, the initial popularity began to soar , But his government faced allegations of failure to resolve masks and insufficient testing. Toolkit.
(France 24 with REUTERS)