Everyone in the world has collectively prohibited its citizens from undertaking any unessential travel. This is one of the most effective ways of cutting short any kind of infection potential from exposure. The French government has now done the same as China. The country has almost gone for a complete lockdown.
The French President, Emmanuel Macron has described the prevailing situation in the world as a war that is fought against the coronavirus. The fact is that every government, may it be the superpowers or the developing economies or the third world countries, everyone is scramming to save its citizens around the world. Hence stringent measures to keep the public safe rarely seen in peacetime like slamming borders shut and forcing citizens to stay home are being levied now.
The French President has asked its citizens to stay in their homes till for 15 days from midday starting Tuesday. It is a collective quarantine that has been followed by various European countries.
Currently, France has 7.730 total coronavirus cases and have already lost 116 people to the fatal killer.
In his address to the nation, Macron said that right now we all are up against an elusive enemy which is invisible and on the move. Hence he reiterated on the fact that no one can take a chance. The government has deployed around 1, 00,000 police and gendarmes will be out on the streets to enforce the measures. The president made it clear that any violations would be punished.
Tourism is huge for France. However, to fight the uncontrollably spreading virus, most tourist sites, shops, restaurants and tourist sites will remain closed.