Macron's popularity jumps as French approve of coronavirus response

Shoppers practice social distancing in Paris

Shoppers practice social distancing in Paris

"Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron accused those who do not abide movement restrictions in the country to fight the virus, saying that people were still going to parks, and beaches as well as to open markets: "[They] don't get the message".

On Friday evening, Johnson ordered pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and gyms to shut their doors to slow the accelerating spread of the disease, days after other European countries put their citizens on lockdown.

Rachida Dati, a former Minister of Justice with close ties to ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy, trailed Hidalgo by eight per cent, with Agnes Buzyn - the candidate endorsed by Macron - a distant third.

French newspaper Liberation, citing sources in Macron's workplace, stated Johnson's determination got here after the French chief gave him an ultimatum on Friday morning, threatening an entry ban on any traveler from the United Kingdom if there have been no new measures. Contacted by Reuters, Macron's office declined to comment. Macron has actually exposed dissatisfaction that individuals are not taking pubic health orders seriously.

Incumbent Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo had een ahead after the first round of voting
Incumbent Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo had een ahead after the first round of voting

People have been asked to leave their homes only to buy food, seek medical help, travel to essential work or exercise. Macron also pushed for European Union member states to close the bloc's external borders earlier this week.

The report echoed feedback Macron's prime minister, Edouard Philippe, made in an interview on Tuesday.

"There is a clear understanding between countries that only a united approach will tackle the public health emergency all countries face", they suggested, adding that the mask seizure "appears to have been a misunderstanding, [and] we're confident it won't happen again".

Perry declares local state of emergency - 41NBC | WMGT
Declaring a state of emergency won't change much for Londoners immediately, and it doesn't demand any new business closures. Only takeout or delivery will be allowed, and those still operating at 12:01am on Saturday will be subject to enforcement.

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