August 5, 2020

Countries tighten measures as global virus death toll tops 700,000

Paris (AFP) – France and the Netherlands imposed stricter mask-wearing rules Wednesday amid signs that the coronavirus pandemic is flaring up again across the globe, with the worldwide death toll exceeding 700,000.Toulouse in southwest France announced that the wearing of face masks is compulsory in particularly busy streets and squares from Wednesday.And Paris and other cities are expected to follow suit soon, authorities said.People already have to wear them inside most private businesses and all public buildings in France.A scientific committee advising the French government warned that the…


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