June 22, 2020 / 10:30 AM / 11 days ago

France to step up monitoring of COVID-19 in Sarcelles near Paris

PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) - The French health authority said on Monday that it would be stepping up its monitoring of the presence of the COVID-19 virus in Sarcelles, near Paris, as some politicians and doctors warn of the risks of a second wave of the virus.

The regional health authority for the Ile-de-France area that covers both Paris and Sarcelles said recent tests had shown a presence of the virus that was above the average for the area.

France has the world’s fifth-highest coronavirus death toll, with latest figures showing 29,640 casualties.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Alison Williams

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