More than 10,000 cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed in France in one day – the highest daily number in the country since the start of the epidemic.

A total of 10561 new Covid-19 An injury was recorded on Saturday, the first time that the number of infections has exceeded 10,000 within 24 hours in France.

The total exceeds the previous record of 9,843 new cases reported on Thursday.

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The yellow vest protesters gathered in Paris on Saturday

the number of Corona Virus The number of deaths in hospitals and nursing homes in France increased by 17 in 24 hours, bringing the total number to 30,910.

The latest figures came on the day French police fired tear gas and arrested more than 250 people in Paris during a quarrel with them. Protesters “yellow jackets” Trying to revive an anti-government movement.

France is struggling with the resurgence of coronavirus cases, and on Friday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex outlined plans to speed up testing and tighten measures in certain cities.

The French government is seeking to avoid a repeat of the nationwide lockdown.

The French Ministry of Health said that during the past week, 2,432 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were admitted in France, including 417 patients who were transferred to intensive care units.

People wearing masks to limit the spread of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) shop at a market on September 12, 2020 in Rennes, western France. It shows the development of the epidemiological situation of Corona virus in France "Clear deterioration"French Prime Minister announced on September 11th. (Photo by Damien Meyer / AFP) (Photo by Damien Meyer / AFP via Getty Images)
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People wearing face masks shop at a market in the western French city of Rennes on Saturday

Castex, who himself emerged from self-isolation on Saturday after testing negative for COVID-19 after contacting a person with the virus, warned that the situation is “clearly getting worse.”

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On Friday, it was announced that the self-isolation period for the Corona virus had been reduced from 14 days to seven days in France in order to ensure that the measure was better implemented.

The French health authorities argued this week that the 14-day quarantine was not well-respected by many in the country who considered it too long.

Mr Castex said that specific testing centers will be set up to provide priority results to medical personnel or people who have developed symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

All over France, people reported long lines to take the test and days to get results.

Earlier this week, doctors in Marseille had unveiled 70 ICU beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients in the city and the surrounding Bouche-du-Rhône region all around it by Tuesday.

France is on the UK travel quarantine list, which means anyone coming to the country needs to be isolated at home for a period of 14 days.