Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that France will conduct random border checks to stop people infected with coronavirus from crossing its borders, as holidaymakers prepare to travel abroad to European ski resorts.

The measures are aimed at leveling the playing field between French resort operators and those in neighboring nations, as France is keeping its ski slopes closed to combat the spread of Covid-19. Castex told French broadcaster BFMTV, “The goal is to avoid French citizens getting contaminated. That will be done by installing random checks at the borders.” (RT)