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Macron set to announce path out of lockdown, as Japan and South Korea react to rise in cases
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France is preparing to ease its Covid-19 quarantine in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead, as parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease raised the possibility of new restrictions.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will on Tuesday address the country and is expected to announce a three-stage pathway out of a stringent lockdown that has been in place since 30 October.