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France 24 26 Oct 2020

With record 52,000 new cases, France struggles to contain Covid-19

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France set a grim record on Sunday after reporting more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases, raising concerns that greater restrictions may be needed as the country struggles to contain the epidemic.


France set a grim record on Sunday after reporting more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases, raising concerns that greater restrictions may be needed as the country struggles to contain the epidemic.
With more than 50,000 infections in 24 hours, France is struggling to contain a second wave of coronavirus more intense than in spring. Olivier Paulard, professor at Grenoble University Hospital, says doctors can now treat inflammations caused by the Covid-19, though do not yet have an effective treatment against the disease itself.
There are warnings high pollution in India's capital is leading to more coronavirus-related deaths.
Millions of residents in New Delhi have not had a day of clean air in more than two months.
And the region is also recording its highest number of COVID-19 infections since the onset of the pandemic.
Al Jazeera's Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi, India.
The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but perhaps no group has been put through more trauma than the doctors and nurses who have treated millions of coronavirus patients this year. In the early days of the pandemic, nurses from Utah packed up and came to lend a hand in New York, when the city was ground zero for the virus in the United States. While some local authorities are saying they will defy orders to limit Thanksgiving gathering sizes, health guidance remains to avoid large groups.

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