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The TV grab shows French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) delivering a speech in Paris, France, on March 14, 2020. With the COVID-19 confirmed actively spreading across the country, France entered "stage 3" of its epidemic response plan, which means it is now at highest epidemic alert at national level, announced Director-General of Health Jerome Salomon on Saturday evening. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

France reports over 32,000 coronavirus cases, lockdown extended

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 percent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (Front) leaves the Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on the COVID-19 in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2020. France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading, Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

France extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

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France will extend the lockdown by two weeks until April 15 to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

G20 and its summits

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing...
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Coronavirus deaths top 1,000 in France as government struggles to contain “unprecedented” epidemic

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French Director General of Health Jerome Salomon on Tuesday announced that 1,100 people diagnosed with the COVID-19 have died, an increase of 240 in...
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Botswana imposes travel ban on people entering from 18 high-risk countries

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Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister Lemogang Kwape on Monday imposed a travel ban on people entering the southern African country from 18 high-risk countries...
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Algeria to suspend cruises, flights with France

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Algeria on Sunday announced the suspension of all flights and sea voyages with France as of March 17 in a move to contain the...
Construction workers help hoist a girder on the 230-meter-high Yuanjiang Railway Bridge along the Yuxi-Mohan section of China-Laos Railway. Photo by Ye Chuanzeng, Li Hong, People’s Daily

Work resumption in China raises hope for virus-hit European economies

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As the new virus continues with its rampage worldwide, the European continent has started to feel the toll the novel coronavirus has taken on...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

France, Germany, UK offer Iran €5 million with material support to fight coronavirus

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France, Germany and Britain are offering a package of financial aide close to 5 million euros (5.6 million U.S. dollars) with material support to...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (Front) leaves the Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on the COVID-19 in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2020. France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading, Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

COVID-19 confirmed cases reach 100 in France

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In a daily press conference about the novel coronavirus outbreak, French Health General Director Jerome Salomon announced 43 new cases of coronavirus in France...
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France to take stricter measures to curb spreading of coronavirus as confirmed cases climb...

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France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading,...
5G technology

France’s main operators apply for new 5G telecoms spectrum

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French telecoms companies Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR have applied for the country's new 5G telecoms spectrum, the electronic communications regulation authority...
novel coronavirus

France reports two new cases of novel coronavirus

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France has confirmed two new cases of infection by COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in France to 14, Health Director General...

Ghanaian businesses urged to exhibit creativity at 2020 Africa-France Summit

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Madam Anne Sophie Avè, the French Ambassador to Ghana, has encouraged Ghanaian businesses to exhibit their creativity at the 2020 Africa-France Summit to be...
terrorism

France allocates US$50 million for cooperation with Lebanon on fight against terrorism

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French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher said on Wednesday that his country has allocated 50 million U.S. dollars to support projects related to the...
Huawei

China calls on France not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G rollout

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The Chinese Embassy in Paris said it took note of recent media reports that Chinese technology company Huawei could face restrictions on its 5G...

Patapaa to kick start Europe tour on February 18

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Justice Amoah popularly known as Patapaa will kick start his tour of some selected European countries starting on February 18, 2020. The one-month tour would...
AFRICOM in the Sahel

France to deploy 600 more soldiers to Africa’s Sahel region

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France will send 600 more soldiers into the Africa's Sahel region in order to reinforce its military operation to uproot Islamist militants in the...
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China reports 5,974 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 132 deaths

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Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 5,974 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions by...
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WHO publishes clinical care guidance for suspected novel coronavirus cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) published on Tuesday interim clinical care guidance for hospitalized patients and for mildly ill patients at home who are...
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Germany confirms three more novel coronavirus cases

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Three more cases of infection with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Germany's Bavaria, local health authorities announced on Tuesday evening. All...
Coronavirus

Novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in Taiwan rise to seven

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Two individuals were confirmed to be infected with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, raising the total confirmed cases in Taiwan to seven, the...
novel coronavirus

Novel coronavirus outbreak may reach peak in one week or about 10 days

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The novel coronavirus outbreak may reach its peak in one week or around 10 days, renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said Tuesday in...
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WHO chief confident in Chinese epidemic prevention and control ability

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The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday said the WHO speaks highly of the decisive measures the Chinese government has taken and...

TCM useful in treating patients with new coronavirus pneumonia

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), combined with Western medicine, can play an active role in treating patients with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),...
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Indonesia’s Sinar Mars Group donates US$14.4 million to aid China coronavirus control

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APP (China), a subsidiary of Indonesia-based Sinar Mars Group, donated 100 million yuan (14.4 million U.S. dollars) on Monday to help curb the outbreak...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

China sends 6,000 medics to Hubei in virus fight

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China has sent nearly 6,000 medical workers from across the country to Hubei Province in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, a health...
novel coronavirus

China reports 4,515 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 106 deaths

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Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

Wuhan hospitals receive over 15,000 fever patients daily

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The number of fever patients in central China's Wuhan saw an increase, with over 15,000 during peak hours over the past few days, said...
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Germany confirms first novel coronavirus case

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Germany confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus infection Monday night, according to the health authorities of Bavaria. The Bavarian health...
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Ghana’s main airport on high alert over coronavirus outbreak

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Health authorities at Ghana's main Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are on high alert over the outbreak of coronavirus in some Asian countries, an official...