France will enter a second lockdown, as Covid-19 cases and deaths increase.
French President Emmanuel Macron said the lockdown would last at least a month.
People would only be allowed to leave home for essential work, school or medical reasons. Gatherings are limited to 10.
Germany made a similar annoucement, with bars, restaurants and gyms closed for a month.
The country reported 523 virus-related deaths in the 24 hours leading up to yesterday. It's the highest since April.
French doctors yesterday told the Associated Press they wanted a lockdown, with more than half of ICU beds now filled with Covid-19 patients.
Thousands of infections are also being reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.