France has now broken through the barrier of 60,000 deaths from COVID-19. The news comes as the French president Emmanuel Macron continues to isolate after testing positive for the virus on December 17.
The French prime minister's mantra of 'Test, trace, isolate' now applies to the very highest level of government - the head of state: Macron is having to follow the French government's own guidelines of self-isolating for at least seven days.
But the pandemic is affecting people across France, from the 42-year-old president to 81-year-old Henri, currently in a special COVID-19 ward at Gonesse Hospital, just outside Paris.
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