France’s President Emmanuel Macron looks on during a visit to an EHPAD (Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People), where he meets with staff, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, France amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) March 6, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron urged citizens to avoid visiting their relatives in retirement homes as far as possible to prevent exposing them to possible coronavirus infection.
“We must avoid visiting our elderly relatives as much as possible,” Macron said on Friday during a visit to a retirement home in Paris.
Reporting by Geert De Clercq and Maya Nikolaeva; editing by John Stonestreet