Paris hospitals forecast coronavirus peak in April

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Antoine Vieillard-Baron, head of the surgical and medical intensive care unit of the Ambroise Paré hospital in Paris said on Friday that urgent measures were underway to increase available beds for patients seriously ill from Covid-19 coronavirus infection ahead of an expected peak of the epidemic in early April.

French unemployment rate hits highest peak since 1997

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The jobless rate in the third quarter of 2015 was 10.6 percent, up 0.2 percent on previous quarter and just shy of the 1997 record of 10.7 percent.