Macron warns of 'difficult' weeks ahead but encourages 'optimism'

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In his televised New Year's Eve address, the last before the next election, the French president said despite the challenges it had faced, France was stronger now than two years ago.

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said the next few weeks would be difficult as the country headed into subdued New Year celebrations after registering 232,200 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours, its highest-ever recorded total, reports Yahoo! News