France: Mass COVID-19 testing campaign under way in Roubaix
The French government may need to tighten coronavirus restrictions to contain the spread of a highly contagious strain.
Almost 24,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday.
Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from the French city of Roubaix.
The French cities of Le Havre, on the Normandy coast, and Charleville-Mézières, near the Belgian border, are conducting mass #Covid-19 #testing campaigns on Monday in the country's latest effort to stem the spread of the disease before the holidays and the end of #France's second #lockdown on Tuesday. A massive vaccination rollout is under way in Europe as more than a dozen countries are reporting cases of a mutated Covid-19 variant. It is believed to be about 70% more contagious than the original. NBC News' Matt Bradley reports on vaccine distribution efforts. Mass nucleic acid testing is being carried out in the city of Shijiazhuang, the capital of China's northern Hebei province. Doctors are working nonstop to process millions of COVID-19 testing samples. Learn more. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway.