Macron spares Paris region from weekend lockdown - for now

Prime minister Jean Castex did however announce a weekend lockdown for the northerly Pas-de-Calais area, like that already imposed on the French Riviera.

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The French government spared the Paris region from a weekend coronavirus lockdown for now and pledged to accelerate the vaccine rollout in two dozen high-risk zones in an effort to ease the load on hospitals and stave off further restrictions, reports U.S. News & World Report.