French react to PM’s lockdown plan

The French government has announced a strategy for exiting lockdown based around the principles of protect, test, and isolate, with measures that include mandatory wearing of masks on public transport. Meanwhile, 700,000 tests will be conducted each week from May 11. France 24’s Clovis Casali reports from the National Assembly.

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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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