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Coronavirus sweeps across France

A patient, infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is carried on a stretcher into a Caiman helicopter from the French army during transfer operations from Strasbourg, France, to Germany and Switzerland, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A patient, infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is carried on a stretcher into a Caiman helicopter from the French army during transfer operations from Strasbourg, France, to Germany and Switzerland, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian...more

A patient, infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is carried on a stretcher into a Caiman helicopter from the French army during transfer operations from Strasbourg, France, to Germany and Switzerland, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, work at the intensive care unit for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, work at the intensive care unit for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in France,...more

Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, work at the intensive care unit for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues in France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Medical staff put a patient onboard a TGV high speed train at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station, to evacuate them from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

Medical staff put a patient onboard a TGV high speed train at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station, to evacuate them from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

Medical staff put a patient onboard a TGV high speed train at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station, to evacuate them from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS
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A patient suffering from coronavirus wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mask given by sport chain Decathlon and turned into a ventilator for treatment at the intensive care unit at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A patient suffering from coronavirus wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mask given by sport chain Decathlon and turned into a ventilator for treatment at the intensive care unit at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France,...more

A patient suffering from coronavirus wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mask given by sport chain Decathlon and turned into a ventilator for treatment at the intensive care unit at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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An employee prepares a coffin for a coronavirus victim at a funeral logistic center in Ris-Orangis, near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

An employee prepares a coffin for a coronavirus victim at a funeral logistic center in Ris-Orangis, near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

An employee prepares a coffin for a coronavirus victim at a funeral logistic center in Ris-Orangis, near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Doctor Jean-Noel Lepront, wearing protective suit and face mask, makes a phone call outside an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium in Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctor Jean-Noel Lepront, wearing protective suit and face mask, makes a phone call outside an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium in Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctor Jean-Noel Lepront, wearing protective suit and face mask, makes a phone call outside an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium in Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A firefighters ambulance crew of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 67) makes its way to Strasbourg's university hospital on the deserted motorway during a rescue operation, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A firefighters ambulance crew of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 67) makes its way to Strasbourg's university hospital on the deserted motorway during a rescue operation, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A firefighters ambulance crew of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 67) makes its way to Strasbourg's university hospital on the deserted motorway during a rescue operation, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A sick patient is secured by firefighters ambulance crew members of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 67) during a rescue operation in Strasbourg, France, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A sick patient is secured by firefighters ambulance crew members of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 67) during a rescue operation in Strasbourg, France, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A sick patient is secured by firefighters ambulance crew members of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 67) during a rescue operation in Strasbourg, France, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A patient, infected with coronavirus, is carried on a stretcher into a German military A400M aircraft during a transfer operation from Strasbourg, France, to Ulm in Germany, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A patient, infected with coronavirus, is carried on a stretcher into a German military A400M aircraft during a transfer operation from Strasbourg, France, to Ulm in Germany, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A patient, infected with coronavirus, is carried on a stretcher into a German military A400M aircraft during a transfer operation from Strasbourg, France, to Ulm in Germany, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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French President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective suit and a face mask visits the Kolmi-Hopen protective face masks factory, in Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou near Angers, France March 31, 2020. Loic Venance/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective suit and a face mask visits the Kolmi-Hopen protective face masks factory, in Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou near Angers, France March 31, 2020. Loic Venance/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective suit and a face mask visits the Kolmi-Hopen protective face masks factory, in Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou near Angers, France March 31, 2020. Loic Venance/Pool via REUTERS
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A health worker wearing protective gear takes a break during transfer operations of patients from Strasbourg to Germany and Switzerland, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A health worker wearing protective gear takes a break during transfer operations of patients from Strasbourg to Germany and Switzerland, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A health worker wearing protective gear takes a break during transfer operations of patients from Strasbourg to Germany and Switzerland, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A medical staff looks through the window of a train before its departure to evacuate patients from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

A medical staff looks through the window of a train before its departure to evacuate patients from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

A medical staff looks through the window of a train before its departure to evacuate patients from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS
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A member of the medical staff talks to a patient at an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium in Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A member of the medical staff talks to a patient at an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium in Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A member of the medical staff talks to a patient at an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium in Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris, France, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Residents exercise on their balconies following fitness trainers in Nantes, France, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Residents exercise on their balconies following fitness trainers in Nantes, France, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Residents exercise on their balconies following fitness trainers in Nantes, France, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A domestic black cat looks at a cat sitting outside the window, in the village of Blecourt, France, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A domestic black cat looks at a cat sitting outside the window, in the village of Blecourt, France, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A domestic black cat looks at a cat sitting outside the window, in the village of Blecourt, France, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A homeless man lies on the stairs near the deserted Place de l'Opera in Paris, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A homeless man lies on the stairs near the deserted Place de l'Opera in Paris, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A homeless man lies on the stairs near the deserted Place de l'Opera in Paris, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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The message "Merci" in tribute of those on the frontline to fight the coronavirus disease, is seen on the facade of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The message "Merci" in tribute of those on the frontline to fight the coronavirus disease, is seen on the facade of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The message "Merci" in tribute of those on the frontline to fight the coronavirus disease, is seen on the facade of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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An employee delivers a coffin at the Fondation Rothschild retirement home (Ehpad) in Paris where at least 16 residents have died and 81 have been infected, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

An employee delivers a coffin at the Fondation Rothschild retirement home (Ehpad) in Paris where at least 16 residents have died and 81 have been infected, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

An employee delivers a coffin at the Fondation Rothschild retirement home (Ehpad) in Paris where at least 16 residents have died and 81 have been infected, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Medical personnel watch as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the military field hospital outside the Emile Muller Hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France March 25, 2020. Cugnot Mathieu/Pool via REUTERS

Medical personnel watch as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the military field hospital outside the Emile Muller Hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France March 25, 2020. Cugnot Mathieu/Pool via REUTERS

Medical personnel watch as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the military field hospital outside the Emile Muller Hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France March 25, 2020. Cugnot Mathieu/Pool via REUTERS
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French rescue team wearing protective suits carry a patient on a stretcher from Mulhouse hospital before being loaded into a helicopter, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French rescue team wearing protective suits carry a patient on a stretcher from Mulhouse hospital before being loaded into a helicopter, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French rescue team wearing protective suits carry a patient on a stretcher from Mulhouse hospital before being loaded into a helicopter, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A man wearing a protective face mask crosses the deserted Rue de Rivoli in Paris, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A man wearing a protective face mask crosses the deserted Rue de Rivoli in Paris, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A man wearing a protective face mask crosses the deserted Rue de Rivoli in Paris, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A man wearing latex gloves holds his electoral card before voting at a polling station during the first round of mayoral elections in Paris, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A man wearing latex gloves holds his electoral card before voting at a polling station during the first round of mayoral elections in Paris, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A man wearing latex gloves holds his electoral card before voting at a polling station during the first round of mayoral elections in Paris, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French priest Guillaume Le Floc'h conducts a mass streamed online on the feast of the Annunciation at the church in Carquefou near Nantes, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French priest Guillaume Le Floc'h conducts a mass streamed online on the feast of the Annunciation at the church in Carquefou near Nantes, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French priest Guillaume Le Floc'h conducts a mass streamed online on the feast of the Annunciation at the church in Carquefou near Nantes, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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