WORLD France sees nearly 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, 281 deaths in one day

WORLD

France sees nearly 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, 281 deaths in one day

Xinhua

23:31, January 09, 2021

A caregiver shows a bottle of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8, 2021 France's health authorities on Friday registered another 19,814 COVID-19 cases, down from Thursday's 21,703 but well above the government's target of 5,000 daily cases to ease restrictions. In its daily update, Public Health Agency also counted 281 new deaths from COVID-19, taking the total fatalities to 67,431. More than 80,000 older people and health workers have been inoculated this week, said Health Minister Olivier Veran in a Twitter message. (Photos: Xinhua)

A caregiver prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8.

A caregiver prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8.

A caregiver prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8.

A dental assistant receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8.

A caregiver prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8.

A caregiver prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in a Health Centre in Alfortville, near Paris, France, on Jan. 8.

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