Covid-19 in France: Masks to become compulsory throughout Paris (PM Castex)

The French government is hoping to avoid a new nationwide lockdown, but the country has been facing a resurgence of new Covid-19 infections since July, with an acceleration from mid-August.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Pfizer says data show Covid-19 vaccine safe for children 5 and over • FRANCE 24 English
  • US to investigate reported abuse of Haitian migrants by mounted border patrol • FRANCE 24 English
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  • France’s Le Drian asks Europeans to ‘think hard’ about alliances amid submarine spat
  • France enraged at its treatment by Australia over submarines | 7.30
  • Scott Morrison addresses France’s reaction to submarine deal | 9 News Australia
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • Three NSW LGA’s sent into lockdown, new ‘friends bubble’ introduced in NSW | 9 News Australia
  • NSW records 1022 new local COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Newport News shooting: Police share updates on ‘major incident’ at Virginia high school
  • In This Story: Paris

    Paris, France‘s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Major landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées.

    3 Recent Items: Paris

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