French mayors urge delay to school return, but government unmoved

Mayors across France have queried whether schools should reopen on Monday, citing concerns for health and safety. The mayors have signed a petition to keep schools closed in red zones for coronavirus infections. The government however, insists schools should return.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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