French labour minister urges companies to boost remote working to avoid lockdown


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PARIS (Reuters) – French Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Tuesday it was paramount that companies boost remote working to avoid having to resort to a new lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19.

“In recent days (COVID) data are not good. We all want to avoid a new lockdown and working from home is a good answer,” Borne told 1 radio.

Borne said she would meet on Friday with representatives from sectors such as , or that have seen their use of remote working in recent months.

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