Coronavirus in France – live updates, cases and news

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Coronavirus cases and deaths in France

The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the actual number of COVID-19 cases is higher because many cases are asymptomatic.

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that causes illnesses ranging from colds to more serious illnesses.

It is zoonotic, which means that it has been transmitted from animals to humans. It is now certain that the disease can be transmitted from person to person.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM VIRUS?

The virus does not spread on its own. The people who have the virus are the people who transmit it. Therefore, the following steps can help protect you (and others) from the virus:

  • Wash your hands very often;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or with a tissue when you cough or sneeze;
  • Use disposable tissues, then throw them away;
  • Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek;
  • Avoid gatherings, reduce travel and contact.

What should you do if you feel sick?
If, during your stay in France, you show signs of respiratory infection (fever or feeling of fever, cough), stay at home and call a doctor. If symptoms get worse, dial 15 or call or text 114 if you have a speech or hearing impairment.

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