French science council lists deconfinement conditions

A street in Paris lies empty under confinement, as scientists say France must meet conditions before deconfinement can happen

Ahead of President Macron’s national address tomorrow (Monday April 13) - which is expected to extend confinement to at least May 3 - we look at three factors that scientists say are necessary for deconfinement.

President Macron is to make a televised address to the nation at 20h tomorrow, the Elysée has confirmed. It will be his fourth televised address about the epidemic since March 12.

An extension to confinement is one of the major announcements expected to come out of the address.

It comes as the principality of Monaco, which is bordered by France on all sides, has announced that its confinement measures are to last until at least May 3. Monaco has 90 confirmed cases, with nine people in hospital including four in intensive care. Five patients have recovered. 

Its confinement rules are largely the same as France, with breaches punished by fines of up to €200. As its policies are often aligned with France, commentators suggest that this is ...

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