Emmanuel Macron is set to deliver a national address as hospitals in France are saturated with COVID-19 cases.
The French president has been criticised for his reluctance to issue tougher virus measures as infections have soared in the country due to the spread of more transmissible variants.
Nineteen areas of France are under a loose lockdown that allows people to leave their homes during the day within ten kilometres without a justification form.
Some expect that the French president, who typically delivers an address to announce more serious virus measures, could move school holidays or introduce tougher lockdown measures.
In the past day, France recorded 30,000 new virus infections and 337 deaths. An expert recently told Euronews that the daily death toll was comparable to a plane crashing every day and that younger people were now being sent to intensive care.
News Source: euronews