The lockdown in France announced Wednesday will cost the country 15 billion euros per month in aid measures.

The Minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire said this on Thursday.

For example, there will be tax benefits for companies that cancel part of the rental debt of small businesses.

Companies that forego at least one month's rent up to and including December are eligible.

In addition, Le Maire announced that hardware stores and other do-it-yourself stores may remain open during the lockdown.

On Thursday, Minister of Labor Elisabeth Borne also said that working from home will be mandatory, unless it is technically impossible.

All this to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

In France, 47,637 corona infections have been identified in the last 24 hours.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday evening that from now on the French may only take to the streets with a government document.