Popular SE France tourist regions witness surge in Covid cases

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Provence and the Riviera in south-east France, along with the Mediterranean island of Corsica, all highly popular summer destinations for tourists, have declared emergency measures to deal with a surge in hospital admissions of Covid-19 cases, with medical staff reporting that the patient age-groups are notably younger than previously seen.

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Hospitals on the French Riviera have been placed on an emergency footing as the country’s fourth wave of coronavirus led to a surge in intensive care admissions, reports The Times.