France’s lockdown to be eased based on colour-coded map over coronavirus cases

French authorities unveiled a primary colour-coded map of France highlighting the regions where Covid-19 is still spreading rapidly, where hospitals are still submerged, as well as regions with relatively few cases. Lockdown measures will be eased quicker to the areas in green, whereas red zones such as Greater Paris are set to stay under stricter rules.

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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.

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    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.

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