France to test travellers from 16 coronavirus high-risk countries

New measures come amid signs that the rate of infection is accelerating again in France with the health ministry saying the number of confirmed cases had risen by 1,130 over 24 hours.

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France will require on-the-spot Covid-19 tests for travellers coming from 16 countries where the virus is circulating widely, including the United States, French prime minister Jean Castex said on Friday, reports FRANCE 24.