PDT 10/28/2020 1:31 PM
Due to the surge in coronavirus cases, cinemas throughout Europe were forced to close.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new nationwide lockdown plan on Friday, which will result in the forced closure of movie theaters across the country.
The new lockdown will last until December 1, and only schools and daycare centers will remain open.
Marcon said the move is necessary to prevent French hospitals from being overwhelmed by the surge of coronavirus patients. In the past few weeks, France has reported thousands of new COVID-1
Marcon’s announcement is another bad news for European cinemas. Just this week, Italy closed theaters, citing a surge in coronavirus cases. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched a “locked down version” plan that will close most public entertainment activities, including movie theaters, for at least four weeks starting on November 2.
Spain has also seen a surge in coronavirus cases. It has strengthened regulations and imposed a curfew from 11 pm to 6 am to prevent the spread of the virus. But so far, it has avoided the second lock.