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French PM: No new nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 surge

Sep 11 2020

PARIS French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Friday his government was not planning a new, nationwide lockdown to contain a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, but would instead implement a raft of less radical measures.

French government to consider local lockdowns as COVID virus worsens

Sep 10 2020

PARIS The French government will discuss on Friday whether to impose new, local lockdowns to try to tackle rising COVID-19 while keeping economic and social activities going.

French COVID-19 cases and deaths mount up

Sep 08 2020

PARIS The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France rose by 6,544 over the last 24 hours to give a total of 335,524 cases, the health ministry said on Tuesday, as the country battles to avert a second wave of the virus.

French COVID cases and death toll mounts

Sep 07 2020

PARIS The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France rose again compared with the previous day, as did the death toll, as the country battles to contain a likely second wave of the virus.

Sanofi, GSK launch trial for COVID-19 protein-based vaccine

Sep 03 2020

PARIS French drugmaker Sanofi and Britain's GlaxoSmithKline said they had started a clinical trial of their protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, and aimed to reach the final testing stage by December. | Video

UPDATE 1-Some sense in possible Veolia-Suez deal -French PM

Sep 03 2020

PARIS, Sept 3 There is some industrial logic regarding a possible takeover of French utility Suez by domestic peer Veolia, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding it was important that jobs be preserved in any deal.

France makes masks mandatory everywhere in Paris from Friday

Aug 27 2020

PARIS Face masks must be worn everywhere in the French capital Paris from Friday morning in order to curb a surge in coronavirus infections, police said on Thursday.

Novacyt launches test to differentiate COVID-19 and flu

Aug 27 2020

PARIS Clinical diagnostics company Novacyt , one of many healthcare companies whose shares have surged during the pandemic, launched a test on Thursday to differentiate between COVID-19 and common winter diseases.

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