France Extends COVID-19 Restriction Measures Until End of January

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Opéra National de Paris official website)

The Government of France has announced an extension of the COVID-19 measures aimed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“The overall level of new infections still remain high, and has tended to increase since mid-December 2020,” said Prime Minister Jean Castex. “The situation has not returned to normal. It has even become more fragile during the recent weeks, especially in the eastern regions of France.”

The border with the United Kingdom will remain closed until further notice and theaters, opera houses and concert halls will remain closed until at least end of January 2021. Restaurants and bars will not be reopened until at least mid-February 2021.

The government will closely follow the epidemiological situation in the coming days and weeks, especially regarding the novel variants of COVID-19 detected in the United Kingdom and South Africa.