French President Emmanuel Macron announced drastic measures, prohibiting gatherings across France, including family and other social gatherings.
The second round of the French elections will be also postponed, Macron said.
Earlier today, the city of Paris announced the closure of all public parks and gardens.
Macron said the country is “in a war” against the coronavirus outbreak.
“We are in a war… that’s why I decided that all reforms debated in parliament will be suspended,” he said. The government will draft a new legislation to face the crisis.
A new military hospital will be deployed to reduce hospital congestion, Macron said.