France to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance in Sarcelles, near Paris

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PARIS – The French high health authority said on Monday that it would intensify its activities to monitor the presence of the COVID-19 virus in Sarcelles, near Paris, as some politicians and doctors warn of the risks of a second wave of viruses.

The regional health authority of Ile-de-France, a region that covers both Paris and Sarcelles, said recent tests have shown a presence of the virus which has been above average for the area .

France is fifth in the coronavirus number of deaths, with the latest figures showing 29,640 victims.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Modification by Alison Williams)

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