France has declared a record 10,561 new coronavirus infections , national public health authority Sante Publique France said.
The figure comes a day after France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex pleaded with
the citizens to strictly observe hygiene, distancing and mask rules since the situation is becoming unpredictably destructive.
France has been a witness to increasing infections sharply in the past weeks after they remained at a low level after a strict 55-day lockdown that ran from March 17 to May 11.
It was one of the European countries worst hit by the epidemic, with a total death toll of 30,910 as of Saturday. Castex has also given local administrators in Marseille and Bordeaux, as well as the Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe until Monday to come up with new measures to stall the spread of the virus locally.
French health authorities reported 10,561 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time. A previous record of 9,843 new infections had been reported on Thursday. The death toll since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak this year in French hospitals and nursing homes has reached 30,910, with 17 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
Officials have become much wary about the rising figures, and are leaving no stone unturned just to eradicate the deadly Coronavirus infection.
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