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

Coronavirus: Hundreds of Paris health-care workers protest for more money, resources

Hundreds of healthcare workers demonstrated outside a hospital in Paris on Thursday to demand better pay and more resources for a public health sector on the frontline of the COVID-19 epidemic. Doctors and … Read More

Strict coronavirus lockdown in France set to lift, re-opening shops, hair salons

Millions of French people are set to cautiously emerge from one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns on Monday, once more able to engage in everyday activities that have become unexpectedly precious, … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in France exceed 19,000 — 4th highest after U.S., Italy, Spain

France registered 642 more deaths from coronavirus infections on Saturday, although fatalities increased at a slower pace for the third day running and a downward trend in the number of … Read More

France faces tough weeks ahead in its fight against the coronavirus, PM warns

PARIS — The next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against the coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned on Saturday as his government raced … Read More

‘Truly heroes’: Tributes pour in for doctors, nurses fighting coronavirus pandemic

Not all heroes wear capes. In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the real heroes wear scrubs. Home-quarantined citizens are expressing love for the doctors and nurses on the … Read More

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