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Second French Lawmaker Tests Positive for Coronavirus – Reports

© REUTERS / Charles PlatiauA couple wearing masks poses for a selfie near the Louvre Pyramid in Paris
A couple wearing masks poses for a selfie near the Louvre Pyramid in Paris - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A second member of the French parliament’s lower house has tested positive for coronavirus, the BFMTV channel reported.

A lawmaker with the Republicans party was hospitalised with the COVID-19 viral disease in the northeastern region of Alsace on 5 March.

The identity of the newly confirmed coronavirus patient was not disclosed. The person was hospitalised, according to the BFMTV channel.

The third infected is a snack bar worker who has been asked to self-quarantine. Six other people are being tested for suspected infection, including five legislators.

People line up at the Louvre Museum as the staff closed the museum during a staff meeting about the coronavirus outbreak, in Paris, France, March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes - Sputnik International
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France reported 103 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, raising the tally to 716. A total of 11 people have died from COVID-19 since the epidemic began in the country in January.

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections globally has surpassed 102,000, with almost 3,500 deaths, a vast majority of which were in China’s Hubei province where the virus originated. At the same time, more than 57,000 people have recovered.

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