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French PM does not rule out local lockdown due to COVID-19 spike

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Monday he did not rule out local lockdowns in France due to a resurgence of new coronavirus infections.

“Nothing must be excluded,” Castex told franceinfo radio after he was asked about potential local lockdowns.

Castex also said the country was facing a “strong” second wave of new COVID-19 infections. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Matthieu Protard; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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