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

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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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