French PM to present plan to unwind coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday

French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, will present the government’s to unwind the ’s coronavirus lockdown to parliament on Tuesday, followed by a debate and vote, his office said statement.

The lockdown ordered by President Emmanuel Macron to slow the spread of the virus has been in place March 17 and is due to be lifted on May 11.

Macron is aiming to ease of the lockdown measures than with first, although the government has yet to finalise how it might work in practice.

has also offered retailers relief by saying it wants them to reopen on May 11, though curbs could remain in certain areas to delay a wave of the coronavirus.

The death toll in from the coronavirus now stands at 22,614, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. (Reuters/NAN)