France to raise Covid-19 alert to highest level in Paris and major cities

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Amid the continuing resurgence across France of coronavirus infections, Paris and several other cities are to due be designated as highest-risk 'scarlet' zones by health minister Olivier Véran at a press conference later on Wednesday, government sources have said.

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France is set to raise the coronavirus alert level in Paris and other top cities to "scarlet", the highest level, as part of efforts to stem a continuing rise in the daily number of infections, news agency AFP quoted a government source as saying, reports FRANCE 24.