April 7, 2020 / 12:06 PM / 2 months ago

France's Macron to address nation on Thursday on coronavirus crisis: French radio

French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, talks with health workers as he visits a medical center in Pantin near Paris as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in France, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation regarding the new coronavirus situation on Thursday evening, French Europe 1 radio reported on Tuesday.

France’s coronavirus figures on Monday showed that the rate of increase in fatalities — now at almost 9,000 — sped up again after several days of slowing, while the increase in people needing intensive care continued to decelerate.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Catherine Evans

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