4/29, 8:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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France reports first case of Indian variant of COVID

French health authorities said on Thursday that the first case of the Indian variant of COVID-19 has been detected in the country.

Over the past 24 hours, France registered a total of 26,538 new coronavirus cases and 306 deaths from the disease. The number of new infections is down by 25% compared to the same day a week ago.

Earlier in the day, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the country will start easing COVID-19 restrictions in stages, with the first measures set to be lifted from May 3.

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