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New Lockdown In France Sparks Controversy

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday defended the new nationwide measures to combat a resurgent coronavirus in the country. He announced new restrictions on Wednesday night that include closing schools for at least three weeks and putting in place a month-long domestic travel ban.

Here & Now‘s Callum Borchers speaks with NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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