Coronavirus UK: Biggest day-to-day case increase because pandemic started in France

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    More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours in France - the country's highest daily rise since the pandemic hit

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    The brand-new figure comes in the middle of mass demonstrations over the French Government’s handling of the crisis (Picture: Getty Images/AFP)

    More than 10,500 brand-new coronavirus cases have actually been tape-recorded in France in the past 24 hours – the nation’s greatest day-to-day increase because the pandemic started.

    An overall of 10,561 brand-new Covid-19 infections were tape-recorded on Saturday, marking the very first time numbers have actually topped 10,000 in one day.

    Over the previous week there have actually been 2,432 infection medical facility admissions, consisting of 417 clients required to extensive care systems, the nation’s health ministry stated.

    French health authorities stated 772 clusters were presently being examined, as the Government aims to prevent a 2nd lockdown.

    The brand-new day-to-day case figures, which follow a previous record of 9,843 on Thursday, come in the middle of mass demonstrations over the French Government’s handling of the crisis.

    More than 200 individuals were jailed in Paris on Saturday after big crowds of Yellow Vest demonstrators required to the streets.

    PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: A Gilets Jaune, or yellow vest, protestor taunts the police as the return to protests after weeks of silence turned violent on September 12, 2020 in Paris, France. Two years into their contested civil disobedience actions the Gilets Jaunes, are calling for continued political and social reforms amidst the public health crisis. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

    Crowds objected over the French Government’s handling of the crisis in Paris on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)

    epa08663769 French riot Police officers faceoff with Yellow Vests protesters during the 'act XCVI' demonstration of yellow vests movement in Paris, France, 12 September 2020. Yellow Vest protests are expected in several cities across France. EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA

    French riot Police officers take on with Yellow Vests protesters (Picture: EPA)

    A riot law enforcement officer gestures near a fire throughout a presentation called by the Yellow Vest motion on September 12, 2020 in Paris (Picture: AFP through Getty Images)

    PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: A Gilets Jaune (Yellow Vest) protestor kicks a tear gas shell as protests, after weeks of silence, turned violent on September 12, 2020 in Paris, France. Two years into their contested civil disobedience actions the Gilets Jaunes, are calling for continued political and social reforms amidst the public health crisis. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

    A Gilets Jaune (Yellow Vest) protestor kicks a tear gas shell (Picture: Getty Images)

    Riot cops and gendarmes fired tear gas and plastic bullets along the Avenue de Wagram in Paris’s 17th arrondissement today, as they had a hard time to manage anti-Government protesters at first joined by increasing fuel expenses in 2018.

    By 10.30am, there had actually been 68 arrests, with knives, hammers, screwdrivers and empty whisky bottles taken.

    Other arrests were later on produced public order offenses, consisting of assaulting cops and destructive residential or commercial property.

    Police stated 222 arrests had actually been made by 3.45pm, as a cars and truck was photographed set on fire.

    On Saturday, Gilets Jaunes leader Jérôme Rodrigues welcomed everybody left not impressed with the Government’s handling of the pandemic to ‘join the demonstrations’.

    Crowds of protesters likewise collected in other significant cities such as Bordeaux, Marseilles and Toulouse today.

    A cops representative stated: ‘The gatherings arranged online are not allowed, meaning early action is needed to stop crowds building up.’

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