France’s virus death toll rises by 186 to 860, lockdown to last 'weeks'


As France entered the second week of a nationwide lockdown, the toal number of confirmed coronavirus cases also increased Monday to 19,856, or a rise of about 20 percent in 24 hours.

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French health authorities reported 186 new deaths from coronavirus on Monday, taking the total to 860 in a sharp 28 percent toll rise as prime minister Édouard Philippe warned the country’s strict lockdown measures could tighten and last weeks, reports FRANCE 24.