Updated Oct 22, 2020 - World
France becomes 2nd Western European country to top 1M coronavirus cases
France has become the second country in Western Europe to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases, Johns Hopkins University data shows
The big picture: France had reported 1,000,369 cases and 34,075 deaths from the coronavirus by Thursday morning, per JHU. French President Emmanuel Macron declared a state of health emergency and imposed a curfew on virus hot spots earlier this month. Spain on Wednesday became the first Western European nation to top 1 million cases.
- French government officials announced later on Thursday that they were extending its coronavirus 9 a.m. - 6 a.m. curfew to cover 46 million people. The new measures will start midnight on Friday.
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Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the announcement of the new measures.