Paris/Xinhua: France has launched a battle to contain highly infectious variants of COVID-19 by reinforcing border control, ramping up tests and imposing mandatory 10-day quarantine for all arrivals from high-risk countries, where the new coronavirus strains are active, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Sunday.
Paris/Sputnik: France will start vaccinating people aged over 55 from COVID-19 on Monday as part of efforts to expand the vaccination campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told Journal du dimanche in an interview.
Paris/IBNS: France on Friday recommended single dose of Covid-19 vaccine for people who have already recovered from the disease, said an AFP report.
Moscow/Sputnik: French restaurants that decided to resume operations on Monday despite a state-backed closure order will be sanctioned by the suspension of state aid payments from the solidarity fund, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on the RTL broadcaster on Monday.
Paris/Sputnik: About 1,000 people in France are infected with the mutant coronavirus strain, which was recently discovered in the UK, President of the French Scientific Council Jean-Francois Delfressy said in an interview on Wednesday.
Moscow/Sputnik: France has detected 180 active clusters of the pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus since November 2020, Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie told France Bleu broadcaster on Monday.
Paris/Sputnik: France has registered the first case of the new strain of the coronavirus that had been firstly detected in the United Kingdom, French media reported.
Moscow/Sputnik: France’s coronavirus death toll rose past 50,000 on Tuesday after another 458 patients died in hospitals in the past day, according to figures shared by the public health agency.
Moscow/Sputnik: France is gradually gaining control over the COVID-19 virus, which is still active, but has been in decline over the last few weeks, French Health Minister Olivier Veran told the RMC broadcaster on Tuesday.
Paris/Sputnik: France has registered 60,486 new coronavirus cases within the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since the start of the epidemic, the country's national public health agency, Sante Publique, said on Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: At a time France and Germany are getting into the anti-Covid-19 lockdown mode again, the Novel Coronavirus tally in India on Thursday went past the 80-lakh mark with the reporting of 49,881 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Paris/Xinhua: French health authorities has reported 20,339 new coronavirus infections in one day, a fresh record since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Paris/Xinhua: A further 18,129 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in a 24-hour span in France, the Public Health Agency said in its daily update.
Paris/Xinhua: Flash floods that struck France's southeast region of Alpes-Maritimes over the weekend have so far left two people dead and 20 others missing, local authorities said on Monday.
Moscow/Sputnik: France has joined 64 other nations for the so-called Leaders’ Pledge for Nature initiative to curb the biodiversity loss on the planet by the end of the decade, French Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili said on Tuesday.