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France announced the third stage of the coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The coronavirus epidemic in France has moved to the third stage, said Jerome Salomon, head of the country’s general health directorate, on Saturday.

“We are in the third phase of the epidemic. We must do everything to limit this epidemic curve,” he said.

Earlier, he announced that from midnight to a new order in France, cafes, bars, restaurants, discos and non-food stores would be closed.

However, the first round of municipal elections planned for Sunday will take place.

According to the latest data, the number of patients with coronavirus in France is 4499 people, 91 people died. In 72 hours, the number of cases doubled.

The World Health Organization ( WHO ) on March 11 declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic.

More than 130 thousand people in more than 120 countries have already been infected in the world, most have recovered, but more than 5 thousand have died.

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