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Healthcare

French territory of Guadeloupe to go into new lockdown to tackle COVID-19

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PARIS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - France’s overseas territory of Guadeloupe will to go into a new lockdown for at least three weeks to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, said the local Guadeloupe authority on its Twitter account, as France battles a fourth wave of the virus.

The authority said the French West Indian island’s new lockdown would start on Aug. 4, with the re-introduction of a curfew running from 8 p.m. (0000 GMT) until 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) the following day, and limitations on people’s movements.

France’s overseas territories of La Reunion and Martinique have also entered new lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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