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France's Macron: second French lockdown to last initially until December 1

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on screens as he addresses the nation about the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France in this illustration picture, October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said the new nationwide lockdown starting on Friday will initially remain in place until December 1 to stop the exponential spread of the coronavirus.

He added that if in two weeks time, the health situation had improved, the government will review the possibility of re-opening some shops deemed as non-essential.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Michel Rose

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