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03:06  27 march  2020
03:06  27 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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France ’ s total confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose by about 13 percent to 25,233 on Wednesday. Over one-third of the country’s ventilator-equipped beds are occupied at this point, health agency director Macron also pledged “massive investment” in the country’s public healthcare system after the crisis .

Germany and France are implementing unprecedented levels of restrictions. President Macron has urged citizens to stay at home and closed France ' s borders 22:30 US Trump Administration Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham will work from home after contact with her counterpart from the Brazilian

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PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he had a "very good discussion" with U.S. President Donald Trump over the coronavirus crisis and that the two were preparing a new initiative to combat the pandemic.

"In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are preparing with other countries a new strong initiative in the coming days," the French president said on Twitter.

(Reporting by Jean Terzian and Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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