French bookshops to close in new national lockdown

French bookshops to close in new national lockdown

French bookshops and libraries will have to close for at least 15 days from tomorrow (Friday 30th October), and possibly until 1st December or later, as part of France’s second lockdown imposed to curb the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases.

In a televised prime time-speech on Wednesday night (28th October), French President Emmanuel Macron did not elaborate on the closure of non-essential shops, saying that Prime Minister Jean Castex would announce details at a press conference today, scheduled for 6.30 p.m. local time.

Macron said the lockdown would start on Thursday night (29th), and would l...

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