France announces new Covid-19 restrictions as cases top 18,000 for a second day

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    The French cities of Lyon, Lille, Grenoble and Saint-Étienne will go on maximum coronavirus alert from Saturday, French Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Thursday.

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