PARIS | There have been 49,215 new cases of corona infection on the first day of national lockdown to prevent a second wave of coronavirus epidemic in France. Data released by the Public Health Agency showed this. According to the news agency Xinhua, the data released on Friday showed that the total number of cases has reached 1,331,984 since the outbreak of the epidemic. In the last 24 hours, 256 more people lost their lives, bringing the death toll due to corona to 36,565.
About 22,153 people from Corona are currently hospitalized, with 3,368 in intensive care.
France implemented a second national lockdown from midnight on Thursday. People can only go out for work, health emergencies, essential family needs or short periods of exercise near home. Non-essential shops including bars, cafes, gyms and restaurants are closed.
The government hopes that a one-month lockdown will help cut the daily number of Kovid-19 infections to 5,000, but experts believe that more time is needed for the new restrictions to prove profitable.