France hits back at UK with 14-day isolation rule for Brits as European leaders rage at quarantine measures – The Sun

THE French government has said it will reciprocate after the UK announced that all arrivals would soon have to quarantine themselves for 14 days. There had been speculation that the UK would establish a "travel bubble" with certain countries to enable people to move without self-isolating, but few exceptions to the new rules have so far been announced. ⚠️ Read

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French COVID-19 cases slow and patient tallies continue to fall

PARIS (Reuters) – Coronavirus infection rates in France have slowed further and the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care continued to fall, health ministry figures showed, a sign that social distancing is keeping contagion in check for now. Nearly two weeks after lockdown ended, health ministry data on Saturday showed the number of confirmed cases rose by

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Macron's lawmakers told to pull together amid reports of new group

PARIS (Reuters) – The parliamentary leader of French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party demanded the “utmost prudence” from his lawmakers on Friday after reports that some were poised to defect to a new political group, according to an internal memo. Gilles Le Gendre, a close Macron ally, sent the memo seen by Reuters to La Republique En Marche (LaRem) lawmakers

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France summons Chinese envoy after comments on coronavirus handling

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister summoned the Chinese envoy on Tuesday after the embassy published a second article on its website criticizing Western handling of the coronavirus crisis. “Certain publicly voiced opinions by representatives of the Chinese embassy in France are not in line with the quality of the bilateral relation between our two countries”, Jean-Yves Le Drian said

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