3/1/2021, 1:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Macron: 4 to 6 weeks before lockdown easing

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Monday for patience before the country is able to ease coronavirus restrictions. He asked citizens to "hold on for four to six more weeks" as the spread of new COVID-19 variants remains a cause for concern.

Macron also ruled out changes to the curfew currently set at 7 pm. In the light of the rising number of cases in some regions, the government is considering tightening restrictions in a number of departments, including local weekend lockdowns. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Jean Castex stated that two-thirds of those over the age of 75 will receive the coronavirus vaccine by the end of March.

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