December 23rd According to the French Express on the 23rd, French President Macron said in an interview a few days ago that complying with epidemic prevention restrictions is not a loss of liberty, but to fulfill his duty to protect others and is truly humanitarian.
According to the report, the French government has imposed a series of restrictions, and there have been criticism in society as a violation of freedom.
In response, Macron said, “There are people who think that freedom should be absolute and unrestricted, but I don’t think freedom should be freedom to infect others and should not ignore their own social responsibility.”
Macron also explained that abiding by epidemic prevention regulations is also a kind of freedom. “In order to protect others, especially the weak, we should make concessions freely and in solidarity, give up some entertainment and convenience, which is the true humanitarianism.”
France entered the peak of the second wave of the epidemic in October. The government launched a nationwide blockade again on October 30, prohibiting residents from non-essential travel, restricting cross-regional travel, and closing restaurants, bars and shopping malls.
In a televised speech, Macron said that the state must protect the economy, but first of all, people’s lives and health, “France will never adopt a herd immunity strategy”.