COVID-19 cases down after France introduced its vaccine passport — will the same happen in Canada?

Almost one month after France introduced its vaccine passport, the country’s COVID-19 cases are down and vaccinations are up. With vaccine certificate programs rolling out in some provinces, the French … Read More

France’s far right take to the streets in protest of COVID-19 vaccine rules

By The Staff The Associated Press Posted July 24, 2021 10:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Far-right activists and members … Read More

U.K. reverses easing France travel restrictions as health chief catches COVID-19

Tourists and the travel industry vented frustration and anger on Saturday after Britain reversed a plan to ease travel restrictions on France just two days after they were due to … Read More

France sets vaccine appointment record after Macron ramps up pressure with policy

More than 1 million people in France made vaccine appointments in less than a day, figures showed on Tuesday, after the president cranked up pressure on everyone to get vaccinated to save … 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

Quebec could see coronavirus vaccine as early as next year, top public health official says

Quebec was right to extend restrictions in areas on red alert as the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic gains steam in France and the United States, the province’s … Read More

Quebec could see coronavirus vaccine as early as next year but ‘one step at a time,’ Arruda says

Quebec was right to extend restrictions in areas on red alert as the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic gains steam in France and the United States, the province’s … Read More

Macron orders curfew for a 3rd of France to beat back coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying now was not … 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

Facebook blocks ill man’s plan to live broadcast as he stops eating, drinking

Facebook on Saturday blocked live broadcasts from a chronically ill bed-ridden man who appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron for a medically-assisted death and who wanted to show what he … 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

Coronavirus: Germany, France propose EU economic recovery fund worth 500B euros

BERLIN — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Monday on a one-off 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) fund to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a proposal … 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

France’s first coronavirus case may have been in December: researchers

A study by French scientists which suggests a man was infected with COVID-19 as early as Dec. 27, nearly a month before France confirmed its first cases, could be important … 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.

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

COMMENTARY: How Switzerland ended up with the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the world

Global attention is mainly focused for the moment on the grave coronavirus crisis in Italy and the accelerating crisis that is developing in New York City and across the United … Read More

‘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