Coronavirus: French COVID-19 infections drop as the country eases restrictions

A member of the French Red Cross presents an antigen test at a mobile Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) screening, site on November 19, 2020, in Saint-Gilles, southeastern France. (AFP)

The rate of new coronavirus infections slowed again in France on Friday, the day before shops can resume selling non-essential goods, health ministry data showed.

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The number of daily new infections fell to 12,459, compared to 13,563 on Thursday and 22,882 last Friday. The cumulative reported total now stands at over 2.19 million.

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Last Update: Saturday, 28 November 2020 KSA 23:45 - GMT 20:45