France extends state of emergency


Officers block access to the Rue de Rivoli, which is only accessible to bicycles, buses and emergency vehicles, in order to reduce vehicular traffic and increase the space for pedestrians.  Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto/AP
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 4.1 million people globally. If you're just joining us, here are the latest developments:
  • France extends state of emergency: The country will remain under emergency measures, which have now been extendedextension comes a day after lockdown measures were eased in parts of France.
  • Nightclub cluster in South Korea: 102 cases in total have been linked to an outbreak in Seoul's Itaewon district, known for its nightlife. With fears of a second wave of infections, authorities have tracked down more than 10,000 people who were in the area, and are asking them to be tested.
  • Indian state plans to temporarily parole more than 17,000 prisoners: The western Indian state of Maharashtra has introduced the measure as it tries to contain a rising number of coronavirus cases.
  • Wuhan testing scramble: Officials in the Chinese city at ground zero for the coronavirus said they will test all 11 million residents in the next 10 days to prevent a second wave of infections. Six new local transmissions were reported in recent days after a month of no new cases.

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