World French COVID-19 cases jump to new daily record over 13,000
'Very serious situation' unfolding in Europe, WHO warns, as cases rise dramatically
"Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March," the WHO's regional director for Europe said Thursday."We have a very serious situation unfolding before us," WHO's regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, said Thursday in a press briefing on the epidemiological situation in the region. "Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March.
PARIS (Reuters) - France reported 13,215 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, a new daily record.
The health ministry also said that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 increased by 123 to 31,249. That would make the daily toll the highest in three months.
Based on Thursday's reported toll of 31,095, the increase would amount to 154, a four-month high. Nobody was immediately available at the ministry to comment on a possible restatement of Thursday's death tally.
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A "tactical parade" featuring plenty of guns and "Trump 2020" gear rode through St. George Thursday as part of a Constitution Day event.Some 75 vehicles participated in the parade, which was organized by the same right-wing group that led an anti-mask rally outside a school district building several weeks ago that led to international attention over a viral video that drew jokes from Jimmy Kimmel and others.
As the infection rate increases daily, the most affected regions and cities in France have tightened regulations.
The city of Nice on the French Riviera will ban gatherings of more than 10 people in public spaces and force bars to close early after Marseille and Bordeaux introduced similar measures on Monday.
Paris, where the virus has also been circulating more quickly than elsewhere, has not banned gatherings of more than 10 people but the police prefecture said on Friday that it strongly advised against private gatherings of more than 10 people.
(Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Editing by Franklin Paul and Philippa Fletcher)
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