Four weeks into a lockdown, France became the fourth country in the world to surpass 10,000 deaths:
Latest figures show 10,238 people died from the virus since 1 March. In the past 24 hours, 607 deaths have been recorded in hospitals…
The epidemic is still in its “upward phase,” Director of Health Jérôme Salomon said, with the number of daily deaths, hospitalisations and critical cases still going up. “The peak has not been reached,” he said.
However, there are signs that the rate of growth is slowing. The number of critical cases was up only 59 on the previous day, because the rise in new cases (518) was largely compensated by people coming off the critical list.
So they haven’t reached the peak of the epidemic but they may be getting close to it. However, Paris is further tightening already strict rules about when people can go outside for exercise. Starting tomorrow, jogging and other types of exercise will not be allowed during most of the day.