A proposal to be put to parliament on Monday said the planned lifting this month of the emergency, which began on March 24, would “be premature” and “could see a risk of the outbreak” intensifying.
More than 24,500 people have died of the Covid-19 disease so far in France. The country is preparing to ease restrictions on May 11 following a strict nationwide lockdown, which was imposed on March 17.
“There will be a recovery that will need to be reorganised,” Macron said. “There will be several phases and May 11 will be one of them.”
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)