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He also said there would be ‘compulsory vaccinations’ for those working with ‘fragile people,’ such as the elderly and the disabled, as France moved towards 100 per cent vaccination.
Health experts fear that a fourth wave, once predicted for the autumn, has already begun in the country.
Mr Macron began his speech at 8:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday in optimistic mood, saying: ‘Thanks to the exceptional commitment of our caregivers, thanks to your good citizenship, we have managed to control the epidemic and breathe again.’
But he said there still had to be a balance found between the ongoing ‘need to protect lives’ and ‘freedom’.