France cancels July 14 military parade over Covid-19

File photo of France's traditional July 14 military parade
File photo of France's traditional July 14 military parade © AFP

France will cancel its traditional July 14 military parade this year due to coronavirus social distancing requirements, replacing it with a ceremony to pay tribute to medical personnel at the forefront of the pandemic battle, the presidency said Thursday.

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Rather than the traditional march of soldiers and display of military hardware down the Champs-Elysees, this year will see a much smaller ceremony at the Place de la Concorde, where the parade normally ends, it said.       

(AFP)         

 

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