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Down the drain for 10 million litres of French beer not consumed due to lockdown

Issued on: 06/05/2020 – 19:35Modified: 06/05/2020 – 19:34 France will discard 10 million litres of beer — four Olympic-sized swimming pools full — due to expire, undrunk, with consumers in coronavirus lockdown, the national brewers’ association said Wednesday.  Most of the wasted brew is craft beer, which is often unpasteurised unlike traditional blonde lagers, and […]

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France, Tunisia urge UN Security Council to adopt Covid-19 resolution

Issued on: 06/05/2020 – 07:43Modified: 06/05/2020 – 07:43 France and Tunisia urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to adopt a resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in major conflicts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic after weeks of contentious negotiations that have paralyzed the United Nations’ most powerful body. France, one of five veto-wielding permanent council […]

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Challenges abound for prisoners released early from French prisons due to Covid-19

Issued on: 05/05/2020 – 18:08Modified: 05/05/2020 – 18:08 The release of more than 11,000 people from French jails has eased overcrowding and reduced the potential for Covid-19 contamination, but has created a new set of problems, advocates say.  In response to the coronavirus crises, France has released roughly 11,500 people who were within three months […]

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Paris-area mayors call on Macron to delay reopening of schools beyond May 11

Issued on: 04/05/2020 – 12:45Modified: 04/05/2020 – 12:45 French mayors representing the Ile-de-France region, which includes the city of Paris, have called on President Emmanuel Macron to delay the reopening of schools until after May 11, denouncing the plan as a “forced march” out of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. In an open letter to President […]

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France records 166 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours as critical cases continue to fall

Issued on: 02/05/2020 – 20:32Modified: 02/05/2020 – 20:32 The number of people who died of coronavirus infection in France increased by 166 to 24,760 on Saturday, the lowest daily increase since March 22, government data showed. Saturday’s daily tally of Covid-19 fatalities was markedly lower than the 218 recorded a day earlier.Health Ministry officials said […]

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France’s Covid-19 daily death toll increases slightly – but hospitalisations continue to fall

Issued on: 29/04/2020 – 19:16Modified: 29/04/2020 – 19:19 The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 427 to 24,087 on Wednesday, while hospitalisations for the disease and people in ICU units continued to decline, the health ministry said in a statement. The death toll has increased 1.8% compared with Tuesday, a slightly higher […]

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French PM outlines roadmap for exiting lockdown

Issued on: 29/04/2020 – 10:02Modified: 29/04/2020 – 10:27 French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe revealed his government’s much-awaited plan to ease the strict nationwide coronavirus lockdown on May 11 to the National Assembly on Tuesday. The easing of France’s Covid-19 lockdown measures looks set to be a perilous process as the disease tolls continues to mount, […]

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Covid-19: France reports 367 deaths as number of hospitalisations continues to fall

Issued on: 28/04/2020 – 20:09Modified: 28/04/2020 – 20:09 The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 367 to 23,660 on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases was up 1,520 at 129,859, the health ministry said in a statement. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told parliament that France would not end its […]

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Strain of Covid-19 lockdown spurs calls for rent relief in hard-hit Paris suburbs

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the hardship in France’s most deprived suburbs, where families stripped of income struggle to pay their rent. While some landlords have suggested deferring payments, tenants want them cancelled outright. Holed up in a shabby apartment block with her children, Aminata* has gone without pay for much of this year.“I was […]

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Women on the frontline (1/3): Nurses are patients last contact before passing away

Issued on: 28/04/2020 – 15:54Modified: 28/04/2020 – 16:10 Every night, from their balconies and windows, the French publicly applaud healthcare workers and nursing staff on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19. In France, nearly 90 percent of nurses are female. So how are these women coping with this unprecedented crisis? FRANCE 24 spoke to four of them. “For the moment, […]

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Live: PM Philippe unveils France’s plan to ease Covid-19 lockdown

Issued on: 28/04/2020 – 14:17Modified: 28/04/2020 – 14:17 French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe reveals his government’s much-awaited plan to ease the strict nationwide coronavirus lockdown to the National Assembly Tuesday. The unveiling of the plan, which includes digital innovations to try to stem the outbreak, will be followed by a parliamentary debate and a vote. The […]

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French police watchdog to probe alleged racist incident as housing estate tensions soar

Issued on: 27/04/2020 – 11:39Modified: 27/04/2020 – 11:39 France’s IGPN internal police watchdog will investigate an incident of alleged racist behaviour by police officers in the Ile-Saint-Denis area near Paris, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Monday, as tension simmers on housing estates. “A video showing a police intervention in the sector of Ile-Saint-Denis has led to legitimate indignation,” Castaner wrote […]

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