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"As a doctor, I see a lot of very distressed people coming into my office," he said. "The way the government and politicians talk about the virus is making people anxious and that's a big problem."
France's lockdown will be lifted on Dec 15 - but bars and restaurants will stay closed for Christmas
Spencer Stone arrived in Paris, France, on Wednesday but was hospitalised upon arrival. He has now returned to the US, his lawyer confirmed on Sunday.
The lights are set to stay until January 6, but far fewer people will be there to enjoy them this year.
Journalists and rights organisations have criticised the new law, arguing that it shields French police from scrutiny.
For one Paris restaurant, not even a national coronavirus lockdown could stop locals enjoying a Beaujolais Nouveau.
With 2,036,755 cases confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic, France has the fourth-highest tally in the world after the US (11.2 million), India (8.8 million) and Brazil (5.8 million).
France is debating a new law that would make it illegal to share images of police officers on social media.
The French region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes has ordered 2 million tests and will make 1,000 testing sites available.
A French broadcaster said in a statement that a "technical problem" led to the erroneous publications.
Ayoub El-Khazzani stands accused of opening fire on a Thalys train in August 2015, three months before the Paris terror attacks on November 13.
The shoe - which belonged to the Queen beheaded in 1793 - sold for four times more than was expected.
Bars, restaurants, and shops will remain shut for at least two more weeks, despite fierce lobbying for the right to reopen.
While France usually observes the public holiday with a parade in Paris as well as several other events around the country, this year will be different as the nation is under a national lockdown.