France’s Macron promises discounted meals to students amid growing economic distress due to Covid-19

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    While the Covid-19 cases in France keep rising, many students say they are weary and demoralized after months of uncertainty about their education. Some took to the streets of Paris to demand their return to classrooms despite the pandemic. Many raised alarm on growing isolation, cases of depression and economic problems. French President Emmanuel Macron promised then “1-euro meals” to “all students who demand it”.

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