March 6, 2020 / 12:13 PM / a month ago

France's Macron urges tight limits on retirement home visits over virus worries

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he eats with the residents during a visit to an EHPAD (Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People), 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

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