On Saturday, the French government reviewed a bill extending the emergency sanitation regime introduced in the country amid the pandemic.
A self-isolation regime has been in force in France since 17 March. The country is expected to start gradually lifting the restrictive measures starting from 11 May. The wearing of face masks on public transport will be mandatory starting from that date.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 168,800 confirmed coronavirus cases in France, and the country’s death toll from COVID-19 stands at over 24,800. France is among the top five countries with the highest numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths, the other four are the United States, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The United States remains the country with the largest number of cases (over 1,1 million) and the highest COVID-19 death toll (over 67,400).