Al Jazeera English shows that more than 100,000 people have died so far of COVID-19 in France.
For some of the millions who were infected but recovered, the battle against the virus was hard and at times traumatic.
Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler spoke to some people in Paris who accused the government of not doing enough to stop the outbreak from getting worse.
The COVID-19 pandemic in France is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached France on 24 January 2020, when the first COVID-19 case in both Europe and France was identified in Bordeaux. The first five confirmed cases were all individuals who had recently arrived from China.
On 31 March 2021, Macron announced a third national lockdown to commence on 3 April 2021, which mandated for all of April 2021; the closure of non-essential shops, the suspension of school attendance, a ban on all domestic travel and a nationwide curfew from 7pm-6am.