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France's Macron: no more than six people for family gatherings

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on television screens in Paris as he speaks during an interview on national television, to announce further measures to tackle a second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak sweeping across France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday there should be no more than six people around the table for family gatherings, to try to curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Speaking in an interview on national television, Macron said exceptions could be made for people with more than six people in their immediate family.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraten; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama