"I made a decision to further reinforce the measures to reduce our movement and our contacts to strictly necessary ones".
In a speech given on Monday night, Macron acknowledged that his request is "unprecedented", in times of peace, but is justified by the emergency of the circumstances.
"We owe the care of their children to our care teams: a minimum service has been implemented, as of today, in kindergartens and schools", said Macron. "We are not fighting against an army or against another nation. But the enemy is here, invisible, untouchable... and is advancing".
Some 100,000 police will be deployed to enforce the lockdown, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said.
Wayne County Court Measures
All participants for hearings that do proceed in civil and family chambers are required to attend by phone. On Friday, a five-day murder trial remains scheduled to start on Monday in Shawnee County District Court.
Google recommends all North America employees to work from home
We're fastidiously monitoring the state of affairs and can proceed to evaluate any changes wanted over the approaching months". That's because Google has a policy that prevents most contractors from logging on and accessing their work remotely.
First presumptive case of coronavirus reported on Vancouver Island
Another health care worker has also tested positive for the virus, a woman in her 40s who lives in the Fraser Health Region. Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Canada made the decision after the USA government asked for help.
"Even while medics were warning about the gravity of the situation, we saw people get together in the parks, busy markets and restaurants and bars that did not respect the order to close", he said.
Macron also said the second round of the municipal elections will be postponed.
France has recorded more than 6 600 cases of the virus and 148 deaths, according to a tally by researchers at John Hopkins University.
He also said he sees a chance of recession and promised help to the struggling airline industry.
UN staff member tests positive in NYA UN staff member in NY has tested positive for coronavirus, a top official here has said, stressing that the case will not have a "critical impact" on the work of the organisation due to "strong risk mitigation measures" undertaken at the global body.
Coronavirus infections and fatalities in France and Spain have been surging at a pace just days behind that of Italy, the epicentre of the outbreak in Europe where hospitals in the worst-hit northern regions are stretched to breaking point. The loan guarantee plan would be submitted to parliament in coming weeks and would be retroactive, a finance ministry source said.
Photographers move around in a almost empty press room as European Council President Charles Michel, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, speak after a video-conference with G7 leaders at the European Council building in Brussels, March 16, 2020.