France to close all schools, universities

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 12th, 2020 3:04 pm

France will close all of the schools and universities in the country, President Emmanuel Macron announced. The closures are a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Macron said the schools would be closed from Monday onward after a sharp uptick in confirmed cases.

"It is one of the most serious health crises France has ever faced," he said.

There are more than 2,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in France, making it the seventh worst-affected country in the world.


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