French PM Edouard Philippe resigns and is replaced by official overseeing France's lockdown exit strategy after Emmanuel Macron said he needed to 'reinvent' his presidency
French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex as his new prime minister. The announcement followed the resignation of Edouard Philippe ahead of a widely anticipated overhaul of the government. Read more
French PM Edouard Philippe resigns as Emmanuel Macron prepares reshuffle
France is shutting down all restaurants, cafes, cinemas and non-essential retail shops, as the coronavirus continues to spread, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced. Grocery stores and similar public services will remain open.