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French daily coronavirus infection rate back to lockdown levels

Jul 31 2020

PARIS France reported 1,346 new coronavirus infections on Friday, taking the total to 187,919 as the daily tally of new cases remained above 1,300 for the third day running, a level last seen during lockdown.

Postcard reveals site of Van Gogh's 'farewell note in colour' before suicide

Jul 30 2020

PARIS Stuck at home during lockdown, Dutch researcher Wouter van der Veen finally found time to look through old postcards of the French village where Vincent Van Gogh died and made a remarkable discovery. | Video

France to ban cafe terrace heaters as no longer cool

Jul 27 2020

PARIS France plans to ban heaters used by restaurants and cafes on outdoor terraces from early next year, as it accelerates a shift to a low-carbon economy, the government said.

Outdoor seating only: Parisian cafes eke out space along sidewalks

Jun 02 2020

PARIS The Cafe de Flore in Paris, once a favourite drinking hole of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, spread its tables along the pavement, in front of the neighbouring book store, and reopened on Tuesday for the first time in 11 weeks. | Video

French restaurants set empty tables in appeal for lockdown help

May 27 2020

PARIS Restaurants, bars and hotels across France set empty tables and draped chef's aprons outside on Wednesday to protest against continuing lockdown restrictions and demand more state aid.

France again ranks No. 4 in COVID-19 deaths as Spain revises tally

May 26 2020

PARIS France again ranked fourth in coronavirus deaths after the United States, Britain and Italy, as Spain revised its tally down by nearly 2,000 on Monday. | Video

France has lowest daily rise in new coronavirus cases and deaths since lockdown

May 24 2020

PARIS French authorities reported the smallest daily rise in new coronavirus cases and deaths on Sunday since before a lockdown began on March 17, raising hopes that the worst of the epidemic is over in France.

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