France

Politics • European
2020-04-08T21:09:38+00:00
France's to extend lockdown, coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

France reported the increase of hospital death fatalities slowing again, but the presidential palace said nonetheless the national lockdown aimed at containing the disease would be extended. The lockdown, that took effect on March 17 and has already been extended once, will now go beyond April 15. The total death toll, including Tuesday's nursing homes' figures, is up 5% at 10,869.

Politics • Asian
2020-04-08T11:04:44+00:00
South Korea imposes new coronavirus travel restrictions

South Korea's government said on Wednesday it will increase restrictions on people traveling from overseas to prevent new coronavirus infections. The country will temporarily suspend visa waivers for citizens of countries that have imposed travel bans on South Koreans, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said. The change will affect travelers from at least 88 countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia, and France, among others.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Literature
2020-03-24T16:52:13+00:00
French illustrator Albert Uderzo dies aged 92

Albert Uderzo, the illustrator behind the french comic Astérix le Gaulois (Astérix​ and Obelix) has died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack on March, 24th. He passed away at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. His son-in-law, Bernard de Choisy stated, that Uderzo's death was unrelated to the coronavirus.

Health
2020-03-16T19:51:11+00:00
Macron announces complete lockdown of France

Following the spread of the coronavirus and rising death tolls, President Macron has announced that France will go on a complete lockdown starting March 17, noon. Residents must stay at home with the only exception being the commute to and from work, going grocery shopping and doctor visits. People not abiding the regulations will face punishments. Together with this, the second round of local elections has been postponed and the borders to other countries have been closed.

Health
2020-03-13T11:57:01+00:00
Disney World Florida closes amidst Covid-19 outbreak

Following the global spread of the coronavirus Disney is taking measures and closes down Disney World in Orlando, Florida as well as the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California and the Disneyland in Paris, France. With these parks closing all eleven Disney parks around the world are now closed due to the coronavirus pandemia.