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Work-from-home still highly recommended, French minister says

French Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne speaks during a news conference to present the government's economic recovery plan from the Covid-19 pandemic, in Paris, France September 3, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/Files

PARIS (Reuters) - Working from home remains highly recommended, French employment minister Elisabeth Borne said on Friday, as President Emmanuel Macron’s government battles to contain a likely second wave of the COVID-19 virus.

“It remains a practice that is highly recommended,” Borne told Sud Radio.

On Thursday, France registered a record 10,593 new confirmed coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. The death toll also rose by 50 to 31,095, the second-highest daily number of deaths in two months.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Kevin Liffey