The French government warned Thursday that it would be “unacceptable” for pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to reserve any COVID-19 vaccine for the United States (US) first, after the firm’s chief said he would give preference to the American market. “For us, it would be unacceptable for there to be privileged access to such and such aRead
More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide. Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some saying early useRead
France has entered into a recession as a result of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country’s national bank said on Wednesday.
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Air France said Monday it hoped to double the number of cities it serves, including over 40 European destinations, by the end of June as nations begin to lift coronavirus travel restrictions. “Between now and the end of June and subject to travel restrictions being lifted, Air France plans to gradually resume its flights,” theRead More
Tour de France organisers are working feverishly in the shadows to find a new start date for cycling’s biggest stage race after public gatherings were banned until mid-July in the latest extension of the French coronavirus lockdown. Originally slated to start from Nice with a caravan of around 4,500 people on June 27 and arriveRead More
France’s President Emmanuel Macron said there were grey areas in China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and that things “happened that we don’t know about”, speaking in an interview with the Financial Times published Thursday. “Let’s not be so naive as to say it’s been much better at handling this,” he said of China’s managementRead
France’s armed forces ministry on Friday said it had bought a consignment of the anti-malarial drug chloroquine from China as a precaution in case it becomes an approved medication for the coronavirus, an idea dismissed by many experts. The ministry made the statement following a viral video on social media showing packages marked as chloroquineRead More
France’s sports ministry said Thursday that joggers and cyclists will have to stay at least 10 metres (33 feet) from one another once stay-at-home orders are lifted on May 11. The measures are designed to prevent a surge of new coronavirus cases. Running has become a popular way to get a break from the nationwide lockdownRead More