PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron late on Tuesday dominated out new COVID-19 well being restrictions as he mentioned selections made final week will keep in power, when requested a few want for them as infections surged ahead of a authorities meeting on Wednesday.
Also requested about how one can refinance France’s heavy debt as a result of pandemic, the president mentioned this might be attainable by means of elevated financial exercise, including that so long as he was in workplace, there could be no tax hikes.
France registered a new report of round 270,00 new every day circumstances on Tuesday.
In the detailed interview, Macron’s first within the new yr, the president additionally mentioned he had thoughts to run for re-election in April, however averted to explicitly announce his intention to run.
“There isn’t any false shock. I want to do it,” Macron mentioned.
As the clear favorite within the polls and solely candidate within the subject, Macron has not but formally mentioned he was operating, though his lieutenants are already getting ready a marketing campaign.
(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Mark Porter and Marguerita Choy)