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France to extend state of emergency to control spread of COVID-19

Travellers to France, including French citizens returning home, will face a compulsory two-week quarantine and possible isolation when they arrive in the country.

French Health minister in a media berifing said The duration and conditions of both quarantine for asymptomatic people and isolation for those showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be defined in a decree to be published soon.

France, which has been the fifth-hardest hit country with 24,729 deaths from COVID-19, is preparing to gradually lift lockdown measures from May 11.

Lights shimmered across Paris’ Eiffel Tower in tribute to medical staff fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The iconic tower glittered with an array of lights as the sun set in the French capital. Landmarks across the globe have up lit up to show solidarity and gratitude to front line health care workers as the pandemic has spread worldwide over the last few months. 

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