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France Records Over 7,000 new COVID-19 Cases

As the Coronavirus disease keeps increasing and decreasing in different Countries, French Health authorities have reported 7,071 new Coronavirus cases on Sunday, September 13, 2020. This goes down from the 8,550 record of Saturday, September 12, 2020 and also below Friday’s peak of 8,975. Channels TV reports that Sunday’s figures are generally lower because of […]

Coronavirus Disease: France Raises High Alerts

France authorities have placed seven more Departments covering major cities such as Lille, Strasbourg and Dijon on high alert as increases in COVID-19 infections accelerate. Disclosing this on Sunday, September 6, 2020, the government said of France’s 101 mainland and overseas Departments, 28 are now considered “red zones” where authorities will be able to impose […]

COVID-19: France Closes 22 Schools Over Rise In Cases

France’s education minister on Friday, September 4, 2020, said 22 schools have had to shut on French territory due to the coronavirus since pupils returned to school this week, emphasising that over half of these were in the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told Europe 1 radio that he was […]

COVID-19: Face Masks Compulsory In Paris As Cases Rise

Prime Minister of France, Jean Castex, on Thursday announced face masks will become compulsory throughout Paris. The Prime Minister who expressed concerns over the rise in coronavirus infections in the country said 19 more departments have been added to a map with “red” zones of active virus circulation, meaning 21 of France’s 94 departments are […]

Belarus Crisis: EU President Calls Emergency Summit

EU leaders held an emergency video summit Wednesday, August 19, 2020, to discuss the crisis in Belarus, as the country’s exiled opposition chief urged them to reject President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election. France, Germany and EU Council President Charles Michel have all urged Lukashenko’s close ally Russia to push for dialogue to end the crisis […]

Macron Heads To Lebanon After Deadly Mega-Blast

French President Emmanuel Macron was expected in Lebanon Thursday, August 6, 2020, two days after a monster blast sowed unfathomable destruction in Beirut and brought Paris’s Middle East protege to its knees. The highest-ranking foreign official to visit the country since Tuesday’s tragedy, Macron will visit the site of the blast that obliterated part of […]

FG Evacuates Stranded Nigerians In France, Other European Countries

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the Federal Government says more Nigerians stranded in France and other European Countries are being evacuated to the Country. This, according to Channels TV, was disclosed on Sunday, July 26, 2020, by the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa via Twitter. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa […]

COVID-19: France Rules Out ‘Total Lockdown’ In Case Of Surge

The French government said Wednesday, July 8, 2020, it was girding for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in coming months but would not respond to any new outbreak with another nationwide lockdown. “My aim is to prepare France for a possible second wave while preserving our daily life, our economic and social life,” new […]

France To Allow Up To 5,000 Fans In Sports Stadiums

The French Government has announced that up to 5,000 spectators will be allowed to attend Sports events in Stadiums in France when they re-open on July 11, 2020. The Government,, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, said limit applies to “big events, stadiums and concert halls”, but it may be raised later in the summer. The […]

COVID-19: France To Extend Lockdown As Deaths Soar In Europe,

France may extend the lockdown in the country in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll soared across Europe and the US. According to AFP  France is currently grappling with how to balance public safety against the devastating economic impact of stay-at-home orders that have erased millions of […]