France advances the start of the coronavirus curfew to 6 p.m. from 8 p.m. By Reuters

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will advance the start of its daily nationwide curfew to 6 p.m. from 8 p.m. Saturday for at least 15 days to better combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday. . Castex also told a press conference that there was no need for a new national shutdown for now, but that if the pandemic gets out of control, France will close again. The coronavirus has claimed more than 69,000 lives in France, the seventh highest death toll in the world.

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