Macron announced a nationwide lockdown for at least 15 days last week in an effort to step up the country’s fight against the virus.
On Monday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that stricter confinement rules would be necessary and would go into effect on Tuesday to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The country had reported more than 22,300 cases as of Tuesday, with 1,100 deaths. The Paris region and the eastern region of Alsace are the most impacted. More than 10,000 people are hospitalized, and 2,516 are in intensive care.
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