Keyword: Coronavirus

France to be added to UK quarantine countries

Britain said the measure - which also applies to people travelling from Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba - would kick in from 4am on Saturday.

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.

Wearing face masks becomes compulsory in France this Monday

As of today, the wearing of face masks is now compulsory in all 'indoor public spaces' with fines of €135 for non-compliance but the prime minister still has to clarify the places concerned.

Coronavirus cases soar in Brittany region of France as holidays begin

The R rate of infection has risen from 0.92 to 2.62 in just five days in the western region as the summer holidays get under way.

New confirmed coronavirus cases up 836 in France

The number of deaths in France from the new coronavirus rose to 30,152 on Friday,  the country’s health department said.

How French PM's beard became symbol of coronavirus crisis

TV viewers have watched as prime minister Édouard Philippe’s white patch grew, along with his popularity.

Covid-19 pandemic 'under control' in France: government advisor

Immunologist Jean-François Delfraissy, head of the French government's scientific advisory council, on Friday pronounced that 'we can reasonably say' the Covid-19 virus epidemic was now 'under control' in the country.

France suspends virus death toll announcements until May 25

As of Thursday, the country's fatalities toll stood at 28,215, the fourth-highest in the world behind the United States, Britain and Italy.

How lockdown threatens to burst French football's speculative financial bubble

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Most top-flight French football clubs are set to make an operating loss this season. © Document Mediapart Most top-flight French football clubs are set to make an operating loss this season. © Document Mediapart

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), which runs the top-tier professional football leagues in France, has voted to obtain a 224.5 million-euro loan from the French state to help out its member clubs, especially those in the elite Ligue 1 division. But even despite this help some clubs are on the brink of going into administration. Mediapart can reveal confidential documents which show the risky nature of the loan arrangement, which the state agreed to without making any solvency checks. As Laurent Mauduit writes, there is a risk that French taxpayers could end up having to pay the bill for the excesses of the football industry.

How virus crisis is changing the face - and politics - of French society

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People in Bordeaux, south-west France, applauding health sector workers from their balconies on May 6th 2020. © AFP/Hans Lucas People in Bordeaux, south-west France, applauding health sector workers from their balconies on May 6th 2020. © AFP/Hans Lucas

The ongoing Coronavirus health crisis facing France is leading to unprecedented political change. Large sections of society are on the march: taking charge of their own professions themselves and setting up numerous support structures and initiatives. And as François Bonnet argues in this op-ed article, this sudden land grab of some very political arenas by new groups has left society's traditional  institutions and political forces flat-footed.

How Covid-19 spread through France while doctors' warnings were ignored

By , , Alexander Abdelilah, Guillaume Krempp and Robert Schmidt (We Report)
The Albert-Schweitzer hospital in the town of Colmar, north-east France, which was almost entirely devoted to Covid-19 cases in March and April. © Sébastien BOZON / AFP The Albert-Schweitzer hospital in the town of Colmar, north-east France, which was almost entirely devoted to Covid-19 cases in March and April. © Sébastien BOZON / AFP

The number of people infected by the Covid-19 virus in France had already reached epidemic proportions in February, weeks before the lockdown on public movement was introduced, this investigation by Mediapart reveals. Research now being carried out by doctors even suggests that the very first cases of the coronavirus appeared in the country in mid-November of last year. But the restrictive measures limiting testing for the virus hid the reality of its propagation, which has to date claimed more than 28,000 lives.

France reports fewer new coronavirus deaths, uptick in cases

It reported 131 further fatalities over the past 24 hours from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, or a slowing increase of 0.5%, bringing the total death tally to 28,239.

Virus brings France’s ‘number-one car region’ to standstill

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Grand Est region, which is at the heart of the auto industry, with particular ferocity.

France Covid-19 toll: deaths rise, hospitalisations down

Official figures released on Sunday announced 429 deaths from the Covid-19 virus over the previous 24 hours, mostly recorded in care homes, bringing the total number of recorded deaths in the country from the disease to 28,108, while hospitalisations of patients infected by the coronavirus continued to fall.

The virus crisis for Senegal's fishing industry