The French Prime Ministers, Edouard Philippe, and Belgian, Sophie Wilmès announce this Friday in concert the renewal of strict measures in their respective countries. Namely until April 15 in France, and until April 19 in the Kingdom.

The French Prime Ministers, Edouard Philippe, and Belgian, Sophie Wilmès announce this Friday in concert the renewal of strict measures in their respective countries. Namely until April 15 in France, and until April 19 in the Kingdom.

(.) – “With the agreement of the President of the Republic, I am announcing today the renewal of the confinement period for two additional weeks starting next Tuesday, that is until Wednesday, April 15,” said the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe after a Council of Ministers. “The same rules as those currently in force will continue to apply,” he said, adding that “this period may obviously be extended if the health situation requires it”.

The scientific council “estimates at least six weeks the total (necessary) period of confinement” but “it is still too early to know for sure”, reported Edouard Philippe. “After the first ten days of confinement, it is clear that we are only at the beginning of the epidemic wave. It has submerged the Great East for several days, it arrives in Île-de-France and in Hauts-de-France, “he explained.

Prime Minister “thanks the French people for their civic spirit, for their patience and for their solidarity”

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“Those who do not respect the rules of confinement are few and they will be severely punished because it affects the health of all and especially the most fragile among us,” he warned. “I once again thank the French for their civic spirit, for their patience and for their solidarity. We need it in these difficult times, “concluded the Prime Minister, who will again make a full update on the situation of the country in the face of this epidemic on Saturday during a joint press point with the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

On the Belgian side, after a meeting of the National Security Council which she chairs, the Prime Minister, Sophie Wilmes (MR) announced that the containment measures are extended until Sunday, April 19.

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