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Wuhan coronavirus: France restricts public gatherings

Christian Fernsby |
The French government has banned public gatherings with more than 5,000 people due to the coronavirus outbreak, as France reported 16 new cases.

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"All public gatherings of more than 5,000 people in a confined space are temporarily banned across France," Health Minister Olivier Veran told journalists.

He also that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 73, but that there had been no new deaths.

The Paris half marathon, which was scheduled for tomorrow with 44,000 registered runners has been cancelled.

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