France’s sex workers under threat, with little recourse to aid

Sex workers in France are at a high risk of contracting Covid-19, but, as part of the informal sector, are unable to call on government aid. The lockdown has forced their work to dry up, and hotels to close, leaving many uncertain about their future, and with only charity to rely on.

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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:

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

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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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