France cannot exclude Covid curfews re-imposition

The re-imposition of curfew measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 cannot be excluded in France if infections continue to climb, junior European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told BFM TV on Monday.

On Sunday France reported more than 12,500 new coronavirus cases, the third day that the tally has held above 10,000, as the rapid spread of the more contagious Delta variant has led to a jump in new infections.

The health ministry, however, said that the reported new cases, which took the total to 5.87 million, included data not published the day before. "The daily figure published today (+12,532) should therefore not be interpreted as an exceptional increase in the number of daily cases, in a context nonetheless of strong dynamics in the evolution of the number of cases," it said in a note posted on its website.

The ministry had reported 10,949 cases on Saturday and 10,908 on Friday.


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