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Paris’s Orly airport will shut down on Tuesday in light of the collapse in air traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.
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 of confinement on the often fragile people with whom he is working.
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 homelessness and inadequate housing will only worsen the health crisis.
French President Emmanuel Macron was to visit a mask factory in western France on Tuesday amid a continuing row over the acute shortage of masks for health workers battling the coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 3,000 people in the country.
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.
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 coronavirus.
French health authorities reported 418 new deaths from coronavirus on Monday, taking the total to 3,024 or an increase of 16%, France becoming the fourth country to cross the 3,000 fatalities threshold after China, Italy, and Spain.
From keeping fit to learning how to cook or play guitar: FRANCE 24 spoke to people across France, under lockdown since March 17, to find out how they are coping with home confinement amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on Monday said he would announce details of the 'baccalauréat' final exams by the end of the week as French schools entered their third week of a lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus.
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 milk. Meanwhile, we see how the island's last travelling butcher keeps life going in the most remote hamlets. For the past 34 years, Jean-Charles has been criss-crossing the treacherous roads of Corsica to keep his customers happy.
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.
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 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.
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 begun."
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!’
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.
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 this unprecedented situation. We bring you four reports showing how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of us all.
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 the challenges of home-schooling.
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Friday a two-week extension of a nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem a surge in coronavirus cases across France.