New Year festivities to go ahead in France despite record Covid cases


Some are deciding to go ahead with celebrations in France despite the rising number of cases across the country.

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Will the French be spending New Year’s Eve in slippers this year? That was the headline of the French daily Le Parisien, while the weekly magazine Le Point summed up the dilemma in three words: “Soirée ou canapé?” – an evening out or an evening on the sofa? It’s the question being asked in households across France ahead of New Year’s Eve, as cases of Covid-19 in the country soar to unprecedented levels, reports FRANCE 24.