French shrug off ‘worrying’ increase in coronavirus cases

France is concerned people are disregarding social distancing and other coronavirus restriction measures, as new infections continue to rise. In all, 120 Covid-19 hotspots were identified across the country last week, as daily infection rose by over a thousand, a 26% increase from the previous week.

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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)

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