Coronavirus: France records highest daily death toll of 833
France reports 833 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the highest since its coronavirus outbreak began.
There was nevertheless some positive news, with the number of people being treated in intensive care only rising by 1.3% to 7,072.Mr Véran said the government would also start a"vast operation" to screen nursing homes, which account for 27% of the death toll, to better protect residents.
Image copyrightImage captionFrance's health minister urged people to stay at homeFrance's Equality Minister, Marlène Schiappa, meanwhile said an abuse hotline had been set up for the perpetrators of domestic violence to seek help, as families struggle under lockdown.
What is happening elsewhere in Europe?The pandemic has claimed more than 50,000 lives across the continent.The death toll in Italy is the highest in the world, standing at 16,523.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionCoronavirus: Quarantined Italian village turned into human laboratory
On Monday, the Italian government reported 636 new deaths. That is 111 higher than Sunday's toll - the lowest since 19 March - but 45 lower than Saturday's.The number of new infections increased by 1,941, but continued a downward trend.In Spain, the world's second worst hit country, the daily number of deaths continued to fall, boosting hopes that it had passed the outbreak's peak. Monday's increase of 637 - the lowest for 13 days - means 13,055 people have died in total.
María José Sierra, deputy head of Spain's health emergency committee, said the outbreak's growth rate appeared to be slowing down"in almost every region".In the UK, the Department of Health said on Monday that 439 more people had died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 5,373.
It is the second day in a row the figure has fallen. But Professor Dame Angela McLean, the government's deputy chief scientific adviser, said it was too early to say whether social distancing was working and that the outbreak was slowing.Meanwhile, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced plans to re-open primary schools from 15 April, as it looks to gradually ease a lockdown.
Image copyrightImage captionMette Frederiksen said easing the restrictions would be"like walking the tightrope"But she warned that it would only happen if people respected the current measures and that the number of infections remained stable.
"This will probably be a bit like walking the tightrope. If we stand still along the way we could fall and if we go too fast it can go wrong. Therefore, we must take one cautious step at a time," she told a briefing.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz also said he was considering whether to ease restrictions, including allowing some non-essential shops to re-open after Easter.
What is Germany's chancellor saying?By Damien McGuinness, BBC News, Berlin"Germany will only do well, if Europe does well," Angela Merkel said on Monday. It was a clear call for solidarity with southern European countries, hit hard by the pandemic. Germany would play its part, she said, both to provide emergency aid and to rebuild the economy.
But what that means exactly is a fierce debate in Germany and it opens old wounds. During the financial crisis a decade ago, Berlin and other northern European countries believed"eurobonds" - sharing debt with weaker southern European economies - undermined the credibility of the entire eurozone.
That position is still held by Mrs Merkel's government, which wants to set up an EU rescue fund and lend using mechanisms set up during the financial crisis.But the mood is changing in Germany. Economists, politicians and commentators who once railed against mutualising eurozone debt to bail out Greece, are calling for exactly that to help southern Europe deal with the coronavirus crisis.Read more: BBC News (UK) »
This article is not just misleading; it is simply wrong. France recorded 1120 deaths Friday and 1053 Saturday, so 833 on Monday is certainly not 'highest daily death toll'. In fact the trend appears to be downwards. BBCWorld please correct this! covid19 This article is not just misleading; it is simply wrong. France recorded 1120 deaths Friday and 1053 Saturday, so although 833 on Monday is certainly not 'highest daily death toll'. In fact the trend appears to be downwards. BBCWorld please correct this! covid19
Why do these medical staff only have masks, no protective clothing, eye mask and helmet, while treatment also need to protect the safety of medical staff, in my country China, all medical staff have to fully armed contact with infected patients. Is world missing something, Europe losing 2000 people every 24 hours! 2 months ago 5 ppl would have brought prime minister down, now it's normal! Is it time to rewind the clock and bow down to supreme being for help Uganda Africa does! coronavirusuk covid19UK
Omg ! Oh no. We must be keen on flattening the curve across the globe So sad Why is the UK so far behind the rest of the world in terms of recovery? Rip Oh my goodness... it keeps getting worse keep praying for better. are they enforcing social distancing in the banlieues?
France records highest daily death toll with 833 covid-19 fatalitiesThe figures were a reminder to France - which has been in lockdown since March 17 in a bid to slow the spread of the virus - of grim challenge after several days where the figures had improved. Prayers for the people of France. Sorry to hear. We are all suffering On the Plus Side....There has been NO Pneumonia/Respiratory or Flu Deaths since the Covid Plandemic.....Swings & Roundabouts .....
Coronavirus: Daily COVID-19 deaths in Spain, France and Italy continue to fallThe number of coronavirus deaths in Spain has fallen for the third day in a row - a glimmer of hope in the hard-hit country where more than 12,400 have died but more people died of pneumonia in the same time didn't they? Hello I am an Algerian citizen I have a covid 19 treatment I would like to ask you to go to Italy Now in my country we have liars and an unfair country against humanity guellilsifeddinegmail.com
France is one of the best countries at respecting lockdown rules, interior minister says480,000 French people have been fined since quarantine started, Christophe Castaner says 😂 They have basically declared martial law so of course it is We must not be talking about the same France.
Coronavirus doctors in France faced with 'temptation of euthanasia'Shortages of drugs including morphine used to ease end of life have led to a 'temptation' for euthanasia to be used in France, while Spanish doctors have been told to limit the use of ventilators. For the non productive ? Heavenly Father please intervene
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Coronavirus deaths in France slow for a second day runningThe French Government released the latest figures earlier today which recorded 70,478 confirmed cases across the country and a total death toll of 8,078. false data as France had to add hundreds of deaths to their data from people dying in care homes, which were not previously included. these were added to previous two days results, therefore there should be a downward trend showing now.