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Coronavirus: how France’s Emmanuel Macron let social distancing slip

Once an early adopter of the coronavirus-proof “namaste” greeting, French President Emmanuel Macron was showing signs of letting his guard down almost a year into the pandemic.On Monday, three days before his office said he had tested positive for Covid-19, Macron greeted OECD chief Angel Gurria with a warm hand clasp in the Elysee palace courtyard, pulling the 70-year-old into a loose embrace, a Reuters picture shows.They were wearing masks, but Macron broke his government’s No 1 pandemic rule…

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