French businesses welcome lockdown easing
20 December 2020 | 5:36 pm
French businesses have welcomed President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that non-essential shops will be able to re-open their doors on Saturday November 27, in time for the holiday shopping season. But the second lockdown has left its mark on an already fragile economy. Also in the show: Wall Street hits new highs as pharmaceutical companies report progress on a possible coronavirus vaccine.
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Bar owner Mohamed Lamin Mansaray told everyone to run away from his bar just before a fuel tanker exploded following a traffic collision, killing at least 99 people and injuring hundreds more on Friday (November 5) in Sierra Leone. The explosion destroyed Mansaray's business killing a staff member and destroying his home, which he had built for himself and his 10 family members. "We are getting into festive season....I have just purchased a brand new musical set, lots of drinks from the Sierra Leone brewery and chairs that worth about Le 270,000,000 (24,700 USD). Property that I have lost and one of my staff died”, said Mansaray while pointing at what is left of his business.
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