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On Friday, the French Ministry of Health announced that it had recorded 22,139 new cases of coronavirus and 651 deaths.
France has recorded a total of 3.29 million coronavirus cases and 78,603 deaths since the outbreak of the epidemic.
The Ministry of Health said in a separate statement that it had provided the first dose of the virus to prevent the virus to 1.84 million people, adding that more than 234,000 had received the second dose.
On Friday, the president of the French Hospital Federation, Frederic Valleto, called for a new lockdown in the country to deal with the escalating COVID-19 situation.
On Thursday, the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, stated that there was no need at the moment for a third national lockdown, although he added that the situation in France “remains fragile.”