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Crowds back at Disneyland Paris as France breathes easy

Easing of coronavirus rules came as French authorities hailed a rapid decline in new cases on the eve of summer holidays, raising hopes for a more vibrant and relaxed tourist season.

France lifting lockdown restrictions early starting with curfew

French health minister says Delta variant only made up between 2 and 4 per cent of confirmed cases in the country.

France to introduce tougher mandatory quarantine for UK

France intends to impose a mandatory quarantine on visitors from Britain to prevent the spread of a worrying virus variant first detected in India.

Paris cafés reopen as France eases Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

As of today, groups of up to six people are allowed to eat together at outdoor restaurant terraces and France's nationwide curfew is also being pushed back from 7pm to 9pm.

French rave drew 2,500 people who fought off the police

Local authorities said that many of the revelers were still on the site of the illegal party in western France on Friday morning and that police had failed to stop it.

France mobilises 100,000 police to stop New Year's Eve gatherings

France has confirmed 2.6m Covid-19 cases, the fifth highest total in the world, and more than 64,000 deaths.

Elderly woman fined in France for lockdown form error

The elderly woman diagnosed with dementia must pay a fine of €166 for having put the wrong date on her form for leaving home during lockdown.

France vows ‘transparency’ amid widespread Covid vaccine scepticism

One of the French government’s biggest hurdles will be overcoming the high level of distrust of vaccines in France – one of the highest in Europe.

France to prioritize nursing home residents for vaccination

French PM Jean Castex says that COVID-19 vaccines will go to the homes' residents first when doses become available in France, which is not expected before the end of the month.

French professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims

Didier Raoult stands accused of touting drug as a coronavirus treatment without evidence

French teachers strike over Covid-19 risks in crowded classrooms

Organisers of the industrial action say the health of both students and teachers is at risk due to insufficient protocols to protect against the virus.

France's second COVID wave could be worst than first says minister

France would see the number of Covid sufferers in intensive care peak at 6,000 even if the public complied with the new lockdown, health minister Olivier Véran said.

French government contradicts itself on new Paris curfew

Curfew is ‘absolutely not decided at this stage,’ said prime minister’s office shortly after official spokesperson said it was.