French President Emmanuel Macron has extended coronavirus emergency measures for another month.
In a live address to the nation, Macron said the strict measures will remain in place and the borders will be closed until May 11.
“Clearly, we were not ready [for coronavirus] but we have stood up to it,” he said.
Macron continued: “The epidemic is not yet mastered, we must continue our efforts and continue to apply the rules. The more that these rules are respected, the more lives we will be able to save.”
Schools will start to reopen “progressively” beginning May 11, he said.
“In the four weeks to come, the rules which the government has implemented should continue to be respected," Macron said.