Keyword: covid-19

France reports record COVID-19 cases since end of lockdown

The French health ministry on Sunday reported 4,897 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, which is a jump from Saturday's numbers when 3,602 cases were reported.

Party goes on for French ravers, despite pandemic and police

French ravers speak of 'resistance' against a crackdown by security forces encouraged by locals to restore order.

Macron rules out new general lockdown as virus cases surge in Europe

The French president warned of the 'considerable ... collateral damage' of a lockdown, as he held talks with German leader Angela Merkel.

Questions as French theme park allowed to exceed Covid-19 crowd limit

The move has sparked allegations of favouritism since Philippe de Villiers, a far-right French politician who founded the Puy du Fou, is said to be a friend of President Emmanuel Macron.

Questions as French theme park allowed to exceed Covid-19 crowd limit

The move has sparked allegations of favouritism since Philippe de Villiers, a far-right French politician who founded the Puy du Fou, is said to be a friend of President Emmanuel Macron.

France plans masks at work as daily Covid-19 cases surpass 3,000

France's health ministry reported 3,310 new coronavirus infections, marking a post-lockdown high for the fourth day in a row. 

France declares Paris and Marseille high-risk Covid zones

France has reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 infections for the second day in a row, levels only last seen since mid-April.

French jobless rate hits 37-year low as lockdown skews data

Jobless rate fell to 7.1%, from 7.8% in the first quarter, hitting its lowest level since the second quarter of 1983, when it stood at 7.0%.

French government maintains 5,000-fan limit for sports stadiums

France's Top 14 rugby competition will be most affected by the extension of the regulations, as 60 per cent of professional clubs’ incomes are based on matchday revenues.

French PM: Coronavirus spread may get harder to control

If people did not act collectively the country faced a heightened risk that any rebound in epidemic becomes 'hard to control' Jean Castex said.

Face masks made compulsory in busy areas of Paris

After a steady rise in numbers of people testing positive with Covid-19 virus infection in Paris and its suburban ring, where the percentage of those testing positive is also above the national average, the wearing of face masks in 'crowded zones' has been made compulsory as of Monday.

French scientific agency warns second virus wave 'highly likely'

The French scientific committee set up to monitor and advise on the Covid-19 virus epidemic in the country has warned that the current spread of the virus could 'at any moment' spin out of control and concluded that it was 'highly likely that we will experience a second epidemic wave this autumn or winter'.

France sees 54% rise in Covid-19 cases in one week

Figures released by French public health authority Santé Publique France on Friday showed a 54 percent increase in recorded cases of Covid-19 virus infection in mainland France, notably high among younger age groups, and a significant jump in reported clusters nationwide, while infected patients in intensive care in hospital rose by one over the past 24 hours marking the first increase in three months.

New Covid-19 cases in France rise to one-month peak

Fears of a second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic in France were further fuelled on Wednesday after the number of confirmed cases rose to 185,196, when the county's health authorities said that, aside from the continuous decline of people in ICU units, indicators showed 'an increase of the viral circulation'.

France expands free Covid-19 testing as infection rates rise

Health minister Olivier Veran said it was not a second wave but that country had seen a 'noticeable increase' in the number of confirmed cases, which had been in decline for 13 weeks.