Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:25:26 GMT
Up to 10 percent of coronavirus patients leaving medical facilities in Wuhan after being tested negative for Covid-19 seem to have subsequently been re-infected, according to the South China Morning Post. This is not the first time that there have been reports of re-infection. Nevertheless, scientists say that it is unlikely that the virus is striking twice.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:29:00 GMT
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."
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:24:32 GMT
Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:50:43 GMT
The coronavirus toll in Italy shot past 10,000 on Saturday and showed little sign of slowing despite a 16-day lockdown.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:10:01 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the state will postpone its presidential primary election by nearly two months, citing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, while Donald Trump said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:03:44 GMT
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!’
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:47:31 GMT
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain has risen to 1,019 up from 759 the day before, according to government figures released Saturday.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:40:30 GMT
Spain toughened its nationwide lockdown on Saturday, halting all non-essential activities as it stepped up its fight against the coronavirus, in response to the death toll surging to 5,690 after a record 832 people died in 24 hours.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:32:52 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron sought on Saturday to win over Italians, saying in an interview with Italy’s leading newspapers that France was there to help as the country recorded its highest one-day death toll from the coronavirus pandemic.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:05:24 GMT
Russia seems to have been largely spared from the global coronavirus pandemic, with official statistics recording just over 1,000 confirmed cases and four COVID-19 deaths since the start of the outbreak. The low figures mean that few Russians feel the need to protect themselves. FRANCE 24 reports from Moscow.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:07:50 GMT
President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 07:12:57 GMT
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday cast doubt on Sao Paulo’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak and accused the state governor of manipulating the numbers for political ends, without giving evidence for his claims.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:46:48 GMT
The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:32:02 GMT
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.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:21:38 GMT
Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who fear the reforms are a ploy to extend his grip on power.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:49:13 GMT
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.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:43:12 GMT
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.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:21:10 GMT
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Friday an extension of a nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem a surge in coronavirus cases across France.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:44:30 GMT
The mother of France’s youngest coronavirus victim has spoken of the “unbearable” loss of her 16-year-old daughter, as the country reported its highest daily toll from the pandemic.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:00:36 GMT
Around the world, authorities are turning to drones in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, using them to enforce lockdowns and disinfect urban areas.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:12:09 GMT
The French government has officially sanctioned prescriptions of chloroquine to treat certain coronavirus patients. Speaking about chloroquine, Jérôme Salomon, France's director general of health, said: "This ensures continued treatment of patients who have been treated for several years for a chronic condition with this drug, but also allows a temporary authorization to allow certain patients with coronavirus to benefit from this therapeutic route."