France cancels July 14 military parade over Covid-19

A file photo of French military aircraft fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France. Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually on 14 July to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT/POOL MAXPPP OUT

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France’s Bastille Day military parade marking its national day will be replaced by a ceremony on the Place de la Concorde square in central Paris, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Thursday.

The ceremony, which will include the traditional fly-over by the French air force, will honour the military’s participation in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic as well as frontline health care workers, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

Via Reuters

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