Five women were arrested overnight in the city of Bezier in connexion with a possible terror plot, police said Sunday.
The new restrictions entered into force as France reported 5,273 patients in intensive care on Saturday, one of the highest levels recorded since April last year.
The number of migrants attempting to cross from France to the UK has soared in recent months.
The UN mission in Mali said a French airstrike in January targeted a group "overwhelmingly composed of civilians" in violation of international law.
Artists, musicians and many temporary or short-contract workers who depend on cultural events for a living have seen their work stopped because of COVID restrictions.
Paris has honoured Ahmad Shah Massoud with a plaque that recognises him as a hero of Afghanistan.
The Ministry for Culture said its decision is to protect traditional savoir-faire as the number of bakeries across France has significantly decreased over the past decades.
"China, Russia are conducting a policy of influence through the vaccine even before vaccinating their own population," France's top diplomat said on Friday.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a television interview that Ankara would try to meddle in France's 2022 election.
The technique uses glue-covered traps to catch the birds and kills tens of thousands every year