France reported nearly 17 000 new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, about 5000 more than on the previous day, setting a new daily record.
French President Emmanuel Macron admonished Lebanon’s leaders on Sunday for serving their own interests ahead of their country and vowed to push ahead with efforts to prevent chaos, but appeared to have no back up plan should his initiative fail.
Play started at 1100 local time (0900 GMT) on court Philippe Chatrier under the new retractable roof with Belgian 11th seed David Goffin playing Italian Jannik Sinner in front of a few dozen spectators.
Britain, France and Germany told the UN Security Council on Friday that UN sanctions relief for Iran – agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal – would continue beyond September 20, when the United States asserts that all the measures should be reimposed.
France registered a record 10 593 new confirmed coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday, the country’s highest single-day count since the pandemic began.