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France cancels gatherings of more than 5,000 over virus fears


AFP Paris
France said Saturday it will cancel all public "gatherings of more than 5,000 people" in closed spaces, as it seeks to curb the spread of coronavirus amid a surge of cases in the country.
The decision followed a special meeting of ministers to discuss the virus, which has infected 73 people in the country, according to Health Minister Olivier Veran.
A half-marathon race scheduled for Sunday in Paris has been cancelled, along with the final day of an agricultural symposium.

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First Published: Feb 29 2020 | 8:20 PM IST

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