France announces new Covid-19 restrictions as cases top 18,000 for a second day
The French cities of Lyon, Lille, Grenoble and Saint-Étienne will go on maximum coronavirus alert from Saturday, French Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Thursday.
#London will move into England's highest tier of #Covid-19 #restrictions, the government said on Monday, citing an exponential rise in infection rates as one of the world's richest cities struggles to contain the disease. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announces holds a Coronavirus briefing. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced major restrictions ahead of the holiday. British health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday more areas in England would be placed into the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of a new, more transmissible variant of Covid-19 suspected to come from South Africa. FRANCE 24 correspondent Benedicte Paviot explains the latest.