Geert De Clercq

Outdoor seating only: Parisian cafes eke out space along sidewalks

02 Jun 2020

PARIS The Cafe de Flore in Paris, once a favourite drinking hole of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, spread its tables along the pavement, in front of the neighbouring book store, and reopened on Tuesday for the first time in 11 weeks. | Video

French restaurants set empty tables in appeal for lockdown help

27 May 2020

PARIS Restaurants, bars and hotels across France set empty tables and draped chef's aprons outside on Wednesday to protest against continuing lockdown restrictions and demand more state aid.

France again ranks No. 4 in COVID-19 deaths as Spain revises tally

26 May 2020

PARIS France again ranked fourth in coronavirus deaths after the United States, Britain and Italy, as Spain revised its tally down by nearly 2,000 on Monday. | Video

France has lowest daily rise in new coronavirus cases and deaths since lockdown

25 May 2020

PARIS French authorities reported the smallest daily rise in new coronavirus cases and deaths on Sunday since before a lockdown began on March 17, raising hopes that the worst of the epidemic is over in France.

Jazz singer Melody Gardot seeks digital orchestra to beat coronavirus blues

18 May 2020

PARIS American jazz singer Melody Gardot is inviting musicians around the world to play along digitally on her new album to overcome the solitude and financial strain of coronavirus lockdowns. | Video

France's coronavirus death toll exceeds Spain's again

15 May 2020

PARIS France's cumulative coronavirus death toll edged back above Spain's as the health ministry reported that the number of people who died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours increased by 351 or 1.3% to 27,425.

French coronavirus death toll overtakes Spain's, now world's 4th largest

13 May 2020

PARIS France's death toll from the coronavirus rose by 348 to 26,991 on Tuesday, overtaking Spain to become the country with the world's fourth-highest number of fatalities after the United States, Britain and Italy.

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