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France confirms 5,453 new COVID19 cases

A passenger arrives to be tested with the COVID-19 test, at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, outside Paris on Aug. 1, 2020. Photo: AP

France has recorded 5,453 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, down from 7,379 on Friday.

An additional six deaths have been confirmed today( Saturday), bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 30,602.

Friday’s figure was France’s biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections since March, and was described by the country’s health ministry as an “exponential” rise in cases.

President Emmanuel Macron has raised the possibility of another nationwide lockdown.

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