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France can still avoid third coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister says

30 January 2021, 4:07 AM

France decided against imposing a third coronavirus nationwide lockdown on Friday and instead ordered tighter controls at its borders, increased police action against curfew breakers and a greater adherence to working from home.

New coronavirus cases rise in France, third national lockdown feared

27 January 2021, 12:38 AM

The daily number of new coronavirus infections in France stayed above 20 000 on average for the fourth straight day on Tuesday while hospitalisations reached an eight-week high of 27 041, increasing fears of a third national lockdown.

France tells its citizens: Fabric masks not enough to protect from COVID

21 January 2021, 10:45 PM

The French government is now recommending that people wear surgical masks in public because they offer better protection from COVID-19 transmission than fabric face coverings, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday.

Michelin guide offers crumb of comfort to France’s COVID-hit chefs

19 January 2021, 11:21 AM

French chef Sylvain Sendra’s restaurant has been closed for months, and his employees are on furlough, but on Monday he received a morsel of good news: his restaurant had kept its star in the annual Michelin guide.

France’s daily new COVID-19 infections at a more than six-week high

19 January 2021, 12:53 AM

France’s average daily new COVID-19 infections hit a six-and-a-half week high of 18 270 on Monday, while the number of people being treated in intensive care units for the disease rose above 2 800 for the first time in a month.



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