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    La, not le: French Academy says COVID is feminine

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 02:33pm on May 12, 2020

    Bread is masculine, beer feminine. In French, every noun has a gender, and that includes the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

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    Europe to gradually ease coronavirus lockdowns

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:32am on May 11, 2020

    Millions of people in France and Spain were set to embrace a relaxation of stay-at-home rules on Monday, but Britain extended its lockdown as countries...

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    Worldwide coronavirus death toll reaches 204,696

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:16am on April 27, 2020

    The new coronavirus has claimed at least 204,696 lives since its outbreak in China in December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by...

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    France limits sale of nicotine products after virus research

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:54pm on April 24, 2020

    France on Friday limited the sale of nicotine substitutes to avoid stockpiling after research suggested the addictive substance could have the potential to protect people...

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    Tea, beer, garlic: how world copes with lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 09:50pm on April 24, 2020

    In the United States it was toilet paper, in Mexico it’s beer and in France, predictably, flour. The goods missing from stores reveal how the...

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    30 French studies under way into COVID-19 treatment

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:35pm on April 20, 2020

    More than 30 studies are under way in France — of a world total of 860 — in search of drugs to treat the COVID-19...

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    France records 762 new COVID-19 deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:56pm on April 15, 2020

    France on Tuesday reported 762 more COVID-19 deaths in hospitals and nursing homes, bringing its total toll from the epidemic to 15,729...

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    1,514 COVID-19 deaths reported in US in last 24hrs: Johns Hopkins

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:45pm on April 13, 2020

    The United States recorded 1,514 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic over the latest 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as...

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    France struggles to give virus victims dignified deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:43pm on April 05, 2020

    With those worst hit by the virus facing an agonising death from asphyxia, palliative care specialists in France are struggling amid drug shortages to give...

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    France to test plasma of coronavirus survivors to treat sick

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:34pm on April 05, 2020

    France is to begin clinical trials involving transfusions of blood plasma from coronavirus survivors into patients who have severe symptoms in a bid to treat...