Coronavirus cases in France top ten lakh

Published:Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 09:10

Coronavirus cases in France top ten lakh

Coronavirus cases in France have surpassed ten lakh mark since the global pandemic began, with more than 40,000 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.

A total of 42,032 cases were reported, 410 more than a day earlier, a new record since widespread testing began, the public health agency said.

The death toll also increased, with 298 new fatalities registered in 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 34,500 since the pandemic started.

Faced with the alarming rise in cases, the government has expanded a nighttime curfew to cover more than two-thirds of the population, or 46 million people._Agencies