French Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks about France’s coronavirus situation during a televised press conference at The Hotel Matignon in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFPFrench Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks about France’s coronavirus situation during a televised press conference at The Hotel Matignon in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP
French Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks about France’s coronavirus situation during a televised press conference at The Hotel Matignon in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP

France seeks to avoid further lockdowns as coronavirus cases increase

  • PM Jean Castex did not announce any new restrictions but promised more efficient testing
  • Near 10,000 new cases reported daily in past two days, a record since wide-scale testing began

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
French Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks about France’s coronavirus situation during a televised press conference at The Hotel Matignon in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFPFrench Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks about France’s coronavirus situation during a televised press conference at The Hotel Matignon in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP
French Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks about France’s coronavirus situation during a televised press conference at The Hotel Matignon in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP
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