Covid-19: French regions to announce new restrictions

Authorities in Marseille, Bordeaux and Guadeloupe were told to set out measures by end of Monday

Officials in French regions worst hit by a rise in coronavirus infections are poised to announce further restrictions on public gatherings.

The French prime minister, Jean Castex, has instructed the authorities in Marseille, Bordeaux and the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to detail extra measures to halt the spread of Covid-19 by the end of Monday.

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