French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday that they will be imposing a nationwide lockdown for at least one month starting on Saturday, as reported by Reuters.
“No region in mainland France is currently out of harm’s way regarding COVID virus.”
“44% of people in French intensive care units with COVID are below 65 years of age.”
“New measures needed for months ahead.”
“We are in a delicate situation.”
“People will be allowed some domestic travel during this Easter holiday weekend.”
This announcement doesn’t seem to be having a significant impact on the shared currency’s performance against its rivals. As of writing, the EUR/USD pair was up 0.18% on the day at 1.1735.