Mr Macron final evening ordered a 3rd nationwide lockdown in France after rejecting calls to close down earlier. However the President was at this time criticised for deciding coverage alone by opposition teams throughout a parliamentary debate.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, of the left-wing Unbowed France celebration, fumed that it was a “shame” and a “masquerade”.
He stated: “It truly is April 1 at this time.
“All the things has already been determined and we’re invited to return and acclaim…the presidential monarch, one of the best virologist in France apparently, and modesty’s finest pal.
“We are going to boycott this vote.
“You’re accountable earlier than historical past of a well being catastrophe the likes of which this nation has by no means seen.
“You let the wave rise by aggravating every thing.”
Valérie Rabault, of the Socialists, in contrast Mr Macron to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She stated: “Does the President suppose himself extra clever than the German Chancellor, who takes the difficulty to debate for seven hours with regional presidents to achieve a consensus, who bothers to get all her choice voted by the Bundestag and who mourns 20,000 much less deaths than us when Germany has 17 million extra inhabitants?”
Regardless of the backlash, the brand new coronavirus restrictions have been permitted in parliament the place Mr Macron’s La République en Marche celebration has a majority.
In a televised handle to the nation on Wednesday night, the President ordered a 3rd lockdown.
The measures will see faculties shut and journey restrictions will likely be imposed throughout the nation.
Mr Macron stated: “We are going to lose management if we don’t transfer now.”
It comes because the variety of day by day Covid circumstances in France is nearing 40,000.
And on Tuesday, the variety of coronavirus sufferers in intensive care handed 5,000.