February 27, 2020 / 10:15 AM / a month ago

France's Macron says coronavirus 'epidemic is on the way'

FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference after the second day of the European Union leaders summit, held to discuss the EU's long-term budget for 2021-2027, in Brussels, Belgium, February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called the coronavirus outbreak a “crisis, an epidemic that is on the way”.

Macron was speaking to doctors and other healthcare professionals at a Paris hospital.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Michel Rose; Editing by Gareth Jones

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