France records sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths as Europe tightens restrictions

A patient is hospitalised in an intensive care unit for patients infected with Covid-19 at the University Hospital of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, eastern France, on November 13, 2020.
A patient is hospitalised in an intensive care unit for patients infected with Covid-19 at the University Hospital of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, eastern France, on November 13, 2020. © Frederick Florin, AFP

The number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases and deaths in France rose sharply in the last 24 hours, according to French health ministry data published Saturday as a number of European countries announced new restrictions to stem a deadly second wave.

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