France Tops Daily Infection Record with Almost 17,000 New Cases
Saudi Press Agency
Sunday 1442/2/17 - 2020/10/04
Paris, Oct 3, 2020, SPA -- France has broken its record for new daily coronavirus infections, with 16,972 cases recorded in 24 hours, dpa cited authorities as saying today.
The new record came just over a week after France's previous highest number of cases in a single day was registered - 16,096 on September 24.
So far, France has seen around 32,000 deaths from coronavirus since the pandemic began.
Mask-wearing is compulsory even outdoors in many French cities. In the harbour city of Marseilles, bars and restaurants are completely closed. In Paris, there is a looming threat of closing such establishments due to infection numbers.
04:00 LOCAL TIME 01:00 GMT
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