» Paris's Orly airport to shut as passenger numbers plunge amid coronavirus crisis
31/03/20 13:59 from France24 - france
Paris’s Orly airport will shut down on Tuesday in light of the collapse in air traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

» Vulnerable people ‘more isolated than ever’ during France’s coronavirus lockdown
31/03/20 13:08 from France24 - france
Despite the coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe, France’s social workers continue to do their jobs supporting vulnerable people. One such worker, based in the town of Roanne in central France, expressed anxiety about the impact ...

» Two adults, two kids, one square metre each: trapped in a shoebox under lockdown
31/03/20 10:21 from France24 - france
A nationwide lockdown intended to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic has turned ordinary hardship into a living nightmare for French families living in cramped and overcrowded dwellings, with experts warning that homeless...

» France to rapidly ramp up production of face masks and respirators, Macron says
31/03/20 08:59 from France24 - france
France plans to quickly ramp up domestic production of face masks and respirators to respond to urgent needs of hospitals and caregivers during the coronavirus epidemic, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. 

» French watchdog warns of dangerous side effects of unproven COVID-19 treatments
31/03/20 07:33 from France24 - france
France's drug safety agency warned on Monday of potentially serious side effects of treatments being tested against the new coronavirus after the deaths of three people possibly linked to self-medication.

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30/03/20 21:23 from France24 - france

» France to put domestic violence victims in hotels as numbers soar under coronavirus lockdown
30/03/20 20:36 from France24 - france
France said on Monday it would pay for hotel rooms for victims of domestic violence and open pop-up counselling centres after figures showed the number of abuse cases had soared during the first week of a lockdown to curb the spread of c...

» Coronavirus: France reports record 418 fatalities in 24 hours, death toll surpasses 3000
30/03/20 18:03 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 418 new deaths from coronavirus on Monday, taking the total to 3,024 or an increase of 16 percent, making France the fourth country to cross the 3,000 fatalities threshold after China, Italy, and Spain.

» Coronavirus: France reports record 418 fatalities in a day as death toll tops 3,000
30/03/20 18:03 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 418 new deaths from coronavirus on Monday, taking the total to 3,024 or an increase of 16 percent, making France the fourth country to cross the 3,000 fatalities threshold after China, Italy and Spain.

» ‘Our lives in lockdown’: How the French are dealing with social isolation
30/03/20 16:03 from France24 - france
From keeping fit to learning how to cook or play guitar: FRANCE 24 spoke to people across France, in lockdown since March 17, to find out how they are coping with home confinement amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

» France urges firms accepting state aid during crisis not to pay out dividends
30/03/20 13:01 from France24 - france
France stepped up on Monday its calls for firms using state aid to keep afloat during the coronavirus crisis to not pay out dividends to shareholders this year.

» French high-school students will take baccalaureate finals despite lockdown
30/03/20 10:31 from France24 - france
French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on Monday said he would announce details of the baccalaureate final exams by the end of the week as French schools entered their third week of a lockdown aimed at containing the spread of th...

» Winter on the French island of Corsica
30/03/20 09:46 from France24 - france
It's winter on the French island of Corsica, a place nicknamed the island of beauty. In the village of Piana, we meet Antoine (pictured), a shepherd who will spend six months creating the brocciu, a traditional cheese made from goat's mi...

» France records 292 virus deaths in a day, total death toll of 2,606
29/03/20 17:48 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 292 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, up 13% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,606 since March 1, as the government raced to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in the east. 

» France records 292 virus deaths in a day, taking total death toll to 2,606
29/03/20 17:48 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 292 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, up 13% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,606 since March 1, as the government raced to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in the east. 

» 'We live in fear every day': French funerals in the time of the coronavirus
29/03/20 14:19 from France24 - france
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across France, funeral home directors face the delicate task of protecting their staff while supporting grieving families, all while the country remains in lockdown.    

» France evacuates more coronavirus patients from east to free up hospital beds
29/03/20 12:17 from France24 - france
France evacuated 36 more coronavirus patients from the hard-hit east to western areas on Sunday, hoping to free up intensive care units as hospitals brace for even more serious cases in the coming days.

» Coronavirus: 'The fight has only just begun,' says French PM
28/03/20 17:29 from France24 - france
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe warned on Saturday that "the first 15 days of April will be even more difficult than the last 15 days which have just passed" in France's coronavirus crisis, adding that, "The fight has only just be...

» France issues call to 'buy French' as coronavirus erodes single market
28/03/20 17:03 from France24 - france
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the Eurozone’s economy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire issued a rallying cry to the nation’s supermarkets on 24 March: ‘Stock French products!’

» France records 299 new coronavirus deaths in a day as fatalities climb to 1,995
27/03/20 18:49 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 299 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total to 1,995, as the government has decided to extend by two weeks the national lockdown, now due to end on April 15 at the earliest.

» Confinement, week #2: An empty Paris, police patrols and homemade face masks
27/03/20 18:43 from France24 - france
In the first edition of our new show "Confinement", FRANCE 24 reports on how France is coping with the coronavirus outbreak. The country has been under lockdown since March 17, but our team of reporters is continuing to inform you about ...

» ‘What public service is about’: French schools open to children of health workers battling virus
27/03/20 16:32 from France24 - france
Although French schools are officially shut, some continue to care for the children of key workers on the coronavirus frontline. FRANCE 24 spoke to teachers who volunteer to look after health workers’ offspring even as they grapple with ...

» French PM extends coronavirus lockdown until April 15
27/03/20 16:21 from France24 - france
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Friday an extension of a nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem a surge in coronavirus cases across France.

» Doctors rely on virtual house calls in virus-affected France
27/03/20 15:04 from France24 - france
The doctor's surgery in Paris where Tura Milo works has closed its door to patients because of the coronavirus but the general practitioner is still doing her consultations, only now by video conference.

» French PM warns of ‘extremely high’ surge in country’s coronavirus cases
27/03/20 10:31 from France24 - france
France's prime minister raised the alarm Friday over an "extremely high" surge in coronavirus cases in the country and warned that the situation would be "difficult in the days to come."

» France to urge state-backed firms to scrap dividends amid coronavirus crisis
27/03/20 09:20 from France24 - france
The French government will ask companies in which the state has a stake not to pay dividends, Employment Minister Muriel Penicaud said on Friday, upping pressure on firms across France to forego payouts as they deal with the coronavirus ...

» 16-year-old girl becomes France’s youngest coronavirus victim
27/03/20 06:44 from France24 - france
The mother of France’s youngest coronavirus victim has spoken of the “unbearable” loss of her 16-year-old daughter, as the country reported its highest daily toll from the pandemic.

» Three kidnapped French nationals and an Iraqi freed from captivity
26/03/20 20:47 from France24 - france
Three French nationals and an Iraqi who work for a French non-governmental organisation have been released in Iraq more than two months after they went missing, French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday.

» France reports new spike of 365 daily coronavirus deaths
26/03/20 19:13 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 365 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total to 1,696. 

» France reports new highest daily toll of coronavirus deaths
26/03/20 19:13 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 365 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total to 1,696. A 16-year-old girl was among them, making her France's youngest-ever person to die from the virus.

» High-speed ‘hospital’: Train transports France’s coronavirus patients
26/03/20 17:44 from France24 - france
One of France’s high-speed TGV trains, normally used to taking travellers and tourists around the country, has been equipped to transport coronavirus patients from the country’s heavily effected east to hospitals in the west.

» Football coach Michel Hidalgo, who led France to glory at Euro 1984, dies at 87
26/03/20 16:33 from France24 - france
Michel Hidalgo, who died on Thursday aged 87, will forever be remembered in France as the manager who led Les Bleus to their first major trophy at the European championship in 1984.

» ‘Let hospitals decide,’ experts warn, as chloroquine hype triggers rush on pharmacies
26/03/20 14:43 from France24 - france
Long used as treatment for malaria and other ailments, chloroquine derivatives are being touted as a miracle cure in the fight against the worsening coronavirus pandemic. But the resulting surge in demand at French pharmacies has alarmed...

» Armfuls of baguettes: French adapt bread buying habits to coronavirus lockdown
26/03/20 10:44 from France24 - france
No longer just a mere staple, the iconic loaf and the French daily ritual of buying it have become loaded with moral, civic and public health considerations that could never have been imagined before the new coronavirus turned life upsid...

» French economy operating at about 65 percent due to coronavirus outbreak
26/03/20 09:29 from France24 - france
French economic activity and household spending are running at about 65% of normal levels due to the coronavirus outbreak, the INSEE official statistics agency said on Thursday.    

» French military to support public services as country’s coronavirus toll rises
26/03/20 08:46 from France24 - france
The French military will support public services strained by the coronavirus epidemic, President Emmanuel Macron has said, as the country's death toll topped 1,300.

» Macron launches army Operation Resilience to support fight against coronavirus
25/03/20 20:17 from France24 - france
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced the launch of army Operation Resilience to provide support in the fight against COVID-19 along with "massive investments" in the country's public health system as France’s coronavir...

» France records 231 coronavirus deaths in a day bringing total to 1,331
25/03/20 18:54 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 231 new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total to 1,331.

» ‘I make my own masks at home’: Cashiers brave the front line in virus-wracked France
25/03/20 17:48 from France24 - france
While the French public has been ordered to stay home amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, the vast majority of supermarket cashiers, most of them women on meagre salaries, have continued to work the tills – performing a vital role e...

» French court releases Malian singer Traore, but backs extradition in custody case
25/03/20 17:16 from France24 - france
A Paris appeals court on Wednesday granted Malian musician Rokia Traore conditional release despite ruling she could be extradited to Belgium over a child custody dispute – a decision her lawyer vowed to contest.

» Trapped at home: Domestic violence victims at high risk in coronavirus confinement
25/03/20 12:03 from France24 - france
For many French women and families suffering from domestic violence, being confined at home with an abusive partner due to the coronavirus is set to become a living nightmare.

» France to support start-ups with €4 billion plan amid coronavirus crisis
25/03/20 10:11 from France24 - france
France will roll out a 4 billion euro ($4.33 billion) liquidity support plan for start-ups in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, junior minister Cédric O said on Wednesday.

» Top French hospital executive says coronavirus toll higher than official tally
25/03/20 09:08 from France24 - france
The death toll in France from coronavirus is much higher than the daily government tally, which only accounts for those dying in hospitals, a senior French health official said on Wednesday.

» Cannes Film Festival venue opens doors to homeless during France's lockdown
25/03/20 07:09 from France24 - france
The Palais des Festivals should be preparing to welcome the hottest names in cinema onto its red carpet. Instead the Cannes Film Festival venue is opening its doors to the town's homeless who have nowhere to go during the coronavirus loc...

» France’s coronavirus death toll tops 1,000, lockdown likely to be extended
24/03/20 18:26 from France24 - france
France on Tuesday reported a daily coronavirus death toll rise of 240, taking the total number of fatalities from the outbreak to 1,100, according to health officials. The increase makes France the fifth country to cross the 1,000 death ...

» French military field hospital starts peacetime combat against coronavirus
24/03/20 17:24 from France24 - france
A military field hospital set up by the French army began operations on Tuesday seeking to take the pressure off intensive care units in an eastern region badly hit by the coronavirus.

» Chloroquine ‘can work,’ some insist, as debate on using anti-malaria drug against coronavirus rages
24/03/20 16:11 from France24 - france
French health authorities on Monday recommended not using the anti-malaria drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19 cases, except under very restricted circumstances. But not everyone agrees with the decision.

» Chloroquine ‘can work’, some insist, as debate rages on using the anti-malarial against coronavirus
24/03/20 16:11 from France24 - france
French health authorities on Monday recommended against using the anti-malaria drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19 cases, except under very restricted circumstances. But not everyone agrees with the decision.

» Artist behind beloved French comics 'Asterix and Obelix' dies aged 92
24/03/20 09:47 from France24 - france
Albert Uderzo, who drew the "Asterix and Obelix" comics that delighted legions of children and adults over the past six decades, has died aged 92, his family said Tuesday.    

» France’s coronavirus death toll rises by 186 in a day, lockdown measures tightened, says PM Philippe
23/03/20 18:41 from France24 - france
French health authorities reported 186 new deaths from coronavirus on Monday, taking the total to 860 in a sharp 28 percent toll rise as Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced further lockdown measures on outdoor exercise and open-air...

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