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France records nearly 9000 deaths in coronavirus infection

 International Desk

 Published: 02:37 AM, 7 April 2020  

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In France, the death toll from fatal coronavirus continues to rise. In the 24 hour,833 more people have died in the country. This is the new record in a day's death in the country after the outbreak of the epidemic.

The total death toll in the country stands at 8,9115. French news agency AFP says France is now the fourth highest country in the epidemic after Italy, Spain and US.

The first victim died of coronavirus outside Asia was recorded in France in February  A lockdown was announced on March 17 to prevent the spread of the virus. Yet, the numbers of infected and dead are increasing there.

France's Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Monday that we had not yet reached the end of the epidemic. Releasing the latest accounts of the injured and dead, he told reporters that it was not yet finished. Many paths have to be crossed. This is reflected in the announced figures.

France's health minister has advised the citizens to stay in the house, "Keep trying to prevent (the virus) from home."

He said the rate of attack from one person to another has started to decrease.