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France eyes extra measures to limit COVID-19 spread in Dunkirk

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People, wearing protective face masks, stand in a queue at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing center installed inside in the Kursaal concert hall in Dunkirk, France, February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

PARIS, Feb 23 (Reuters) - French Health Minister Olivier Veran will head to Dunkirk in northern France on Wednesday as the government eyes new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the region, the prime minister's Office said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Jean Castex had discussed the local health situation with the Dunkirk mayor earlier on Tuesday.

"They agreed that in view of the sharp deterioration in health indicators in recent hours, additional measures to limit the epidemic must be taken," the statement said.

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Reporting by Elisabeth Pineau, Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Catherine Evans

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