WORLD France records 330 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours


France records 330 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

By Liu Lingling | People's Daily app

03:40, May 06, 2020

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Paris (People's Daily) -- 330 people have died of COVID-19 in France in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 25,531 since the start of the epidemic, according to a press release issued by the French Health Agency on Tuesday evening.

In detail, 16,060 people died in hospitals, and 9,471 in nursing homes and other medico-social establishments. 24,775 people remain hospitalized in France for now, a drop of 773 beds from Monday evening.

3,430 patients in serious condition are hospitalized in intensive care. This represents a decrease of 266 occupied beds compared to the previous day.

A total of 132,967 people have currently tested positive for COVID-19 in France, and 52,736 people considered to be cured have been able to leave hospital.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday during a visit to a school outside Paris that French people would limit major foreign trips this summer and that even trips within Europe may have to be limited in order to reduce the risk of a resurgence of the epidemic.

On May 11, France will end its lockdown, when people will be allowed to move up to 100 kilometers from their place of residence without a justification form.

Movement beyond 100 kms will still need a justification form.

However, there is a still a big concern that the government is moving too fast to reopen schools, as well as doubts over the availability of face masks.

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