10/14/2020, 7:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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France: Public health state of emergency to start on October 17

France is introducing a public health state of emergency, the government in Paris announced on Wednesday.

The decision was made as a result of rising figures in daily registered COVID-19 cases. "The COVID-19 epidemic constitutes a health disaster endangering, by its nature and its seriousness, the health of the population," the government said in a statement.

The exact increase in new coronavirus cases is set to be announced shortly while French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to address the nation later this evening.

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