Paris is set to embark on a month-long Covid lockdown as the country fears a third wave.

In preparation for the emergence of the deadly pandemic for the third time, there are plans to tighten up restrictions to avoid the spread of the pandemic.

Part of the restriction is to place about 21 million people in 16 areas of France under the measures from midnight on Friday.

There will be a slight difference between the new restrictions and the old one. Prime Minister Jean Castex said, the measures will not be as strict as the previous lockdown as will people allowed to go out for exercise.

Within the past 24 hours, France has recorded more than 35,000 new infections.

On the chances of the third wave of the infections in the country occurring, Mr Castex has affirmed such may occur.

In reaction to the development, Health Minister Olivier Véran said, the situation in Paris is particularly worrying with 1,200 people in intensive care there, more than at the peak of the second wave in November.