France holds its breath: Can this country withstand another lockdown?

The last lockdown was lifted five months ago but it's still fresh in people's memories. Ever since September when people went back to school and back to work after the holidays, the Covid-19 situation has been getting progressively more serious. For two weeks, this country has had a 9pm to 6am curfew. Until just a few days ago, many people thought the next step would be simply to bring that curfew forward by a couple of hours.