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Covid-19 coronavirus: France's Macron reinstating state of emergency

New Zealand Herald Wednesday, 14 October 2020 ()
Covid-19 coronavirus: France's Macron reinstating state of emergencyFrance will impose a nightly curfew on almost one third of the population to combat spiking coronavirus cases.President Emmanuel Macron said a new national lockdown is not envisaged.The curfews will take effect from Saturday and...
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French leader orders nighttime curfews for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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Macron to deploy 4,000 more soldiers after three killed in church attack

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that he will more than doublethe number of soldiers deployed to protect against terror attacks after threepeople were killed at a church in Nice. Mr Macron’s decision to increasedeployments from around 3,000 to 7,000 came hours after the stabbings at theNotre Dame basilica left three people dead. The killings put France on itshighest level of alert and come at a time of extreme tension over therepublication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed by the satiricalnewspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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