France has had to extend its coronavirus lockdown till July 24th. The announcement was given by Oliver Veran, the minister of health. A draft law, as well as France’s health officials, suggest that lifting the restrictions and lockdown too soon could intensify the number of coronavirus cases. The draft law is in a proposal that is to appear before the parliament by Monday. The interior minister Christophe Castaner said, “we are going to have to live with the virus for a while, learning to live with the that’s what’s at stake in the coming months”. The bill to appear before the parliament also lays out quarantine conditions for those coming into France. France has suffered 24,594 deaths and 167,346 confirmed cases.
Gradually lockdown measures have been eased and primary schools have been reopened. Shops will soon reopen and staffs working remotely will be able to return to the office. France is currently battling the economic effects caused by the covid-19 pandemic and the country is nearly at recession. Veran also said that the quarantine for asymptomatic people and the duration of the quarantine will also be defined in the decree that will be published “This quarantine will be imposed on any person returning on French soil”, Veran said after a weekly meeting. The French fishing industry is currently fighting to survive the lockdown. According to a government spokeswoman the bill will go before the sensation on Monday and to the National assembly a day after. In France by the end of the week the bill will become a law.