Photos: France’s daily Covid-19 cases reach all-time high despite curbs

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:30 AM IST
People queue at a Covid-19 test centre outside Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris on November 5. France registered 60,486 new confirmed coronavirus on November 6, its highest spike in daily cases so far, a week after retreating into a second nationwide lockdown that came into effect on October 30. (Adrienne Surprenant / Bloomberg)
A medical personnel arrives to attend to a person suspected to have contracted Covid-19 at Robert Boulin hospital in Libourne on November 6. Pressure on French hospitals and nursing homes is continuously mounting after more than 400 people with Covid-19 infection have died in the past week, bringing total number of coronavirus related deaths to 39,865. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)
People wearing face masks shop at an open market in Paris on November 4. Owing to a rise in infection that is proving to be deadlier than the first wave, French President Emmanuel Macron put lockdown curbs into effect on October 30, in a second attempt at strongholding the contagion. (Ludovic Marin / AFP)
A customer pushes a trolley past the closed toy department of a supermarket in Bordeaux on November 4. The new lockdown has also meant forcing closure upon non-essential shops, including cafes, restaurants and shops not selling basic foods or medicines. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)
Demonstrators from various economic sectors gather to protest against the closing of “non-essential” business in Toulouse on November 6. (Lionel Bonaventure / AFP)
The window of closed shop displays a mock crime scene ribbon and a painted slogan reading “lockdown killed me” in Bordeaux on November 5. The second lockdown risks France tipping back to the 13.8% slump in the economy that came after the country was put under one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns during the March-April period earlier this year. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)
A health worker uses a cotton swab to test a person for coronavirus infection at Orly airport near Paris on November 6. In addition to lockdown measures, French Health Minister Olivier Veran also announced on November 6, that the government had sanctioned 1.6 million rapid virus testing kits for care homes across the country, to ramp up testing and tracking. (Eric Piermont / AFP)
A dog runs in an empty street near the Sacre-Coeur basilica in Paris on November 3. As many as 1,661,853 people have been infected with the coronavirus so far in the country while 39,865 people have lost their lives battling the infection according to latest figures. (Alain Jocard / AFP)

People queue at a Covid-19 test centre outside Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris on November 5. France registered 60,486 new confirmed coronavirus on November 6, its highest spike in daily cases so far, a week after retreating into a second nationwide lockdown that came into effect on October 30. (Adrienne Surprenant / Bloomberg)

A medical personnel arrives to attend to a person suspected to have contracted Covid-19 at Robert Boulin hospital in Libourne on November 6. Pressure on French hospitals and nursing homes is continuously mounting after more than 400 people with Covid-19 infection have died in the past week, bringing total number of coronavirus related deaths to 39,865. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)

People wearing face masks shop at an open market in Paris on November 4. Owing to a rise in infection that is proving to be deadlier than the first wave, French President Emmanuel Macron put lockdown curbs into effect on October 30, in a second attempt at strongholding the contagion. (Ludovic Marin / AFP)

A customer pushes a trolley past the closed toy department of a supermarket in Bordeaux on November 4. The new lockdown has also meant forcing closure upon non-essential shops, including cafes, restaurants and shops not selling basic foods or medicines. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)

Demonstrators from various economic sectors gather to protest against the closing of “non-essential” business in Toulouse on November 6. (Lionel Bonaventure / AFP)

The window of closed shop displays a mock crime scene ribbon and a painted slogan reading “lockdown killed me” in Bordeaux on November 5. The second lockdown risks France tipping back to the 13.8% slump in the economy that came after the country was put under one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns during the March-April period earlier this year. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)

A health worker uses a cotton swab to test a person for coronavirus infection at Orly airport near Paris on November 6. In addition to lockdown measures, French Health Minister Olivier Veran also announced on November 6, that the government had sanctioned 1.6 million rapid virus testing kits for care homes across the country, to ramp up testing and tracking. (Eric Piermont / AFP)

A dog runs in an empty street near the Sacre-Coeur basilica in Paris on November 3. As many as 1,661,853 people have been infected with the coronavirus so far in the country while 39,865 people have lost their lives battling the infection according to latest figures. (Alain Jocard / AFP)

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France registered a record 60,486 new cases of the coronavirus on November 6, a rise that comes despite the country in the grips of a second nationwide lockdown. French President Emmanuel Macron had enforced lockdown curbs on October 30 forcing the closure of non-essential shops, including cafes, restaurants and shops not selling basic foods or medicines in an attempt to contain a surge in contagion. France is currently the world’s fifth most affected country from Covid-19 as well as the third worst hit in terms of coronavirus related deaths.

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