Confinement, week #5: Spotlight on police drones, Paris suburbs and more


With France now in its fifth week of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports showing how the crisis has disrupted daily life across the country.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, tens of millions of French people are confined to their homes, only going outside when they absolutely have to. Those who flout the rules risk a fine, but it's very difficult for the police to enforce. As a result, police drones are now being used to keep a close eye on Paris residents, as James André and Armelle Caux report.

The lockdown measures imposed because of Covid-19 are hitting those in France's underprivileged suburbs the hardest. Taline Oundjan and Yinka Oyetade report from the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, where volunteers are making sure the poorest residents have enough to eat.

We also focus on the migrant population in France, for whom life has become more dangerous. How can they protect themselves and those around them when they are already living in cramped, squalid conditions on the streets? Jade Levin and Chris Moore report.

Finally, we visited a workshop in the eastern city of Nancy, where groups of volunteers are making protective face shields for local shopkeepers in a bid to protect them from the coronavirus. The visors, which are being distributed free of charge, are created using a 3D printer. Karina Chabour and Yena Lee report.

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