October 21, 2020

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French President Emmanuel Macron to address the nation Thursday

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation Thursday regarding the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The country has now seen more than 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths and has moved to tighten local confinement measures.

The city of Paris has prohibited any individual sporting activity outdoors between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. local as of Wednesday, while authorities in the city of Biarritz have prohibited sitting on benches for more than two minutes.

“It is important that everyone understands that we absolutely need strict compliance with confinement,” said French health authority director Jerome Salomon Tuesday.

“A slackening would be extremely dangerous for the patients, for the caregivers.”