PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron took a big risk by not opting for a new national lockdown last week to curb the COVID-19 virus in France, Eric Caumes, an infectious diseases expert at Paris' Pitie-Salpetriere hospital, said on Monday.
Caumes also told BFM TV that the COVID situation in Paris remained worrying.
France decided against imposing a third coronavirus nationwide lockdown on Friday. Instead it ordered tighter border controls and an increased police action against those breaking a 6pm-6am curfew set up to curb the spread of the virus.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Gareth Jones)