France on lockdown: Vacation for some, a nightmare for many

The corona virus outbreak has brought to the fore the many social ills of French society.

On March 16, the French government announced that France will go under complete lockdown for 15 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order was subsequently extended for another 15 days.

All public institutions, restaurants, hotels and stores, except supermarkets and pharmacies, have been closed. Companies have been encouraged to switch to remote work for their employees and only those whose activity is deemed “essential” to the nation are allowed to operate in offices and factories.

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