France will not lift the lock on May 11 unless new viral infections drop below 3,000 per day – PM

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PARIS, April 28 (Reuters) – France will not end its national lockdown unless the number of new cases of coronavirus infection drops below 3,000 per day, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday Parliament.

“The lockout lifted on May 11 depends on new cases falling below 3,000 per day … If the indicators are bad, the lockout will not be lifted on May 11,” said Philippe.

The number of new confirmed cases fell below 3,000 on April 15. In the past two weeks, the number of new cases per day has averaged about 2,162 per day. (Report by Geert De Clercq; Edition by Alex Richardson)

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