France reviews 108 new coronavirus deaths in final 24 hours: official

Three plain-clothes law enforcement officials patrol as folks stroll and train on the banks of the Garonne river in Bordeaux on March 19, 2020, three day after a strict lockdown got here into impact in France to cease the unfold of the COVID-19, attributable to the novel coronavirus. (Photo by MEHDI FEDOUACH / AFP)

The coronavirus epidemic has killed 108 extra folks in France during the last 24 hours, bringing the full demise toll from the outbreak within the nation to 372, the highest French well being official stated Thursday.

“The number of infections is doubling every four days,” Jerome Salomon advised reporters, including that the virus was spreading in France “rapidly and intensely”.

He stated that 10,995 instances of coronavirus an infection had now been recorded in France, whereas warning this didn’t account for all infections as non-serious instances weren’t examined, with these sufferers suggested merely to remain at house.

France has since Tuesday been in lockdown, with solely important journeys outdoors the home permitted, in a bid to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus infections.

“If everyone reduces their contacts, we are going to have far fewer people infected, it is as mathematical as that,” he stated.

“You need to stay at home to avoid other deaths and other serious cases,” he added.

The nation had the day earlier reported 89 new deaths throughout France over the earlier 24 hours.


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