France and Poland Impose New COVID Lockdowns

France and Poland have reintroduced partial lockdowns as both countries combat rising COVID-19 cases. 

21 million people in the 16 areas of France are now under new lockdown restrictions. However, while all non-essential businesses must close, hair salons may consider themselves an essential service and remain up and running as long as they follow a “particular sanitary protocol.” 

The partial lockdown will also allow French schools to remain open. 

In Poland, non-essential shops, hotels, cultural and sporting facilitates will close for three weeks in an attempt to slow the country’s latest spread of COVID-19. Recently, Poland has seen some of their highest daily rates of COVID-19 cases since November. 

The British variant now accounts for 60% of infections in Poland.

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