As Covid cases in France surge, Macron’s superman image is fading fast | Philippe Marlière

The French president has imposed a national lockdown, but he still won’t own up to his mistakes and broken promises

France is in a “race against time” against Covid-19, Emmanuel Macron declared in a television broadcast this week. In an attempt to curb France’s soaring Covid case numbers, Macron has imposed a national lockdown, extending to the entire country measures that were already in place in 19 départements. Although Macron insisted that France had not lost control, he admitted that “we cannot be in denial either”.

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