French coronavirus cases see lowest 24-hour rise since lockdown

24 May 2020, 9:03 PM
The number of confirmed new coronavirus infections in France increased by 115, or 0.1%, to144 921 on Sunday, the lowest daily increase since the country went into lockdown on March 17, the health ministry said in a statement.
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Iran news agency warns US against any move on fuel shipment to Venezuela 17 May 2020, 12:39 AM

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US President Donald Trump’s administration is set to restore partial funding to the World Health Organization, Fox News reported late on Friday, citing a draft letter.

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