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France declares public health state of emergency over COVID-19

PARIS, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The French government on Wednesday declared a public health state of emergency.

Announcing the decision in a statement, the government said that the COVID-19 epidemic was a public health disaster which endangered the health of the population and justified the adoption of strict measures. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Writing by Christian Lowe, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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