(BBC) – French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown for at least the whole of November.
Mr Macron said under the new measures, starting on Friday, people will only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons.
Non-essential businesses, such as restaurants and bars, will close, but schools and factories will remain open.
Covid daily deaths in France are at the highest level since April. Tuesday saw 33,000 new cases.
Mr Macron said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt will be harder than the first”.