France to close schools, ban domestic travel as COVID-19 cases surge

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban, as the rapid spread of the virus ramped up pressure on hospitals. … Read More

Police in France shut down illegal rave party defying coronavirus restrictions

Several hundred French police on Saturday shut down an illegal rave party in northwestern France that had been underway since New Year’s Eve in defiance of a curfew and coronavirus … Read More

France’s daily coronavirus case total surpasses 10,000 for the first time

France has had 10,561 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday, a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first … Read More

Paris mandates masks in busy outdoor areas as coronavirus cases rise

Paris authorities on Saturday imposed the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors in busy areas of the French capital from Monday to curb a rise in the rate of coronavirus … Read More

New York’s coronavirus death toll tops 9/11 as lockdown in Wuhan ends

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the … Read More

Coronavirus: France holds critical COVID-19 patients in trains to relieve hospitals

France’s centralized state and powerful presidency make it easier to co-ordinate the patient-moving efforts, which have crisscrossed the country and even extended to overseas territories. And nearly three weeks of confinement are starting to bear fruit: France reported its lowest number of deaths Sunday in a week, and a slowing growth in infections.

‘We are at war’: France mobilizes army, tightens lockdown over coronavirus outbreak

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered stringent restrictions on people’s movement to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and said the army would be drafted in to help move … Read More