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France sees rise in child abuse reports requiring urgent attention during coronavirus lockdown

France is encouraging its residents to call 1-1-9 if they suspect an instance of child abuse. The director of the 24-hour emergency line says the number of calls didn't change in the first two weeks of the country's coronavirus lockdown, but calls requiring urgent attention rose by 30 percent. FRANCE 24's Alison Sargent, Marie Schuster and Armelle Caux report.