‘Une ambience terrible’: Weary France once again battles twin threats of terror and coronavirus

A dark mood descended in France following a tumultuous and tragic 24 hours, reports Anthony Cuthbertson from Paris

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France Attack

Une ambience terrible." This is how one French radio host described the atmosphere in France on Thursday afternoon, after reports of a second knife attack emerged within hours of the first.

Listening to the news as I made my way back to the supermarket to stock up on supplies for another lockdown, there was a creeping sense of déjà vu.  

It was the fourth knife attack in France in just over a month, with the common thread of suspected terrorism linking Thursday’s incident in Nice to others in Paris.

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