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India

Benoit Van Overstraeten

France's second COVID wave hasn't peaked, but light at end of tunnel: adviser

20 Nov 2020

PARIS The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to peak in France but the outlook is improving with the potential arrival of vaccines in the coming months, a senior government scientific adviser said on Friday.

'It is terrifying': Europe braces for lengthy battle with COVID

24 Oct 2020

PARIS/MADRID Europe faces a lengthy battle against the coronavirus at least until mid-2021, France warned on Friday, as anxious governments introduced ever more restrictions to curb the disease once again accelerating through the continent. | Video

As millionth case looms, COVID tears through France faster than in spring

24 Oct 2020

PARIS The coronavirus is spreading through France faster than at the peak of the first wave in spring, a government scientific advisor said on Friday, in one of the starkest alerts yet about the scale of the resurgence engulfing Europe. | Video

Worried European nations revive curfews, lockdowns amid 'exponential growth' in virus

15 Oct 2020

PARIS/PRAGUE France imposed curfews while other European nations are closing schools, cancelling surgeries and enlisting student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID-19 resurgence at the onset of winter. | Video

France declares public health state of emergency over COVID-19

15 Oct 2020

PARIS The French government on Wednesday declared a public health state of emergency, giving officials greater powers to impose new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

No time for conviviality: France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus

15 Oct 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France's population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying now was not the time for conviviality.

France declares public health state of emergency over COVID-19

15 Oct 2020

PARIS The French government on Wednesday declared a public health state of emergency, giving officials greater powers to impose new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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