France has confirmed 2.6m Covid-19 cases, the fifth highest total in the world, and more than 64,000 deaths.
The elderly woman diagnosed with dementia must pay a fine of €166 for having put the wrong date on her form for leaving home during lockdown.
One of the French government’s biggest hurdles will be overcoming the high level of distrust of vaccines in France – one of the highest in Europe.
French PM Jean Castex says that COVID-19 vaccines will go to the homes' residents first when doses become available in France, which is not expected before the end of the month.
Didier Raoult stands accused of touting drug as a coronavirus treatment without evidence
Organisers of the industrial action say the health of both students and teachers is at risk due to insufficient protocols to protect against the virus.
France would see the number of Covid sufferers in intensive care peak at 6,000 even if the public complied with the new lockdown, health minister Olivier Véran said.
Curfew is ‘absolutely not decided at this stage,’ said prime minister’s office shortly after official spokesperson said it was.