Olivier Véran

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Dunkirk region to impose weekend lockdown
Olivier Véran being vaccinated
Olivier Véran being vaccinated Credit: Olivier Véran (Twitter Reproduction)

Health Minister Olivier Véran announced a weekend lockdown for the northern French Dunkirk area. Véran called the Dunkirk area situation "alarming" as infection rates are over 900 infections per 100,000 people.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said "requires rapid and strong measures" were necessary due to "a worsening situation" and to "avoid having to impose another national lockdown."