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French News Digest: COVID-19 Situation Update in France

  As the Covid-19 second wave takes hold in France, this week’s news digest focuses on current statistics and possible measures to be introduced to stem the spread, including a stricter curfew (couvre-feu) in 54 departments. Latest figures from Santé

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French News Digest: Macron to Address the Nation

According to the latest Covid-19 report from Santé Public France, there were 54 deaths reported in the 24 hours to Sunday, bringing the total to 32,730. There were 16,101 new cases of contamination in the same 24-hour period, bringing the

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French News Digest

This week’s French news digest includes Covid-19 latest figures, deconfinement developments and what’s new in France for June. Covid-19 rates in France continue to decline, with the number of virus-related deaths in hospitals having risen by just 39 in the

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Generous Prisoners Get a Tasty Delivery

A caterer specialising in Portuguese food in Épernay (Marne) delivered over 140 meals to prisoners at the Reims detention centre on Sunday, to thank inmates who created a fund to support local nursing staff affected by the coronavirus crisis. In

Easyjet Flights to Resume on June 15

EasyJet has announced that it will resume flights – mostly domestic – from some airports in Britain, France and Spain from June 15, with all passengers and crew obliged to wear masks. Among the UK airports served will be Gatwick,

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Funnyman Dany Boon to Make Confinement Film

Dany Boon, the French comedian, actor and director who scored a 2008 smash hit with Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks), has announced that he is writing a new feature film about life in a building whose residents

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

As you would expect, in France there is rolling news on the television and online relating to the impact that Covid-19 is having on those affected directly by the virus. This includes latest death and infection figures and key worker