‘Exponential’ virus spread in France as schools set to open

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PARIS — With France’s national health agency decrying an “exponential” rise in new virus infections, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he couldn’t rule out a new nationwide lockdown.

France registered more than 7,000 new virus infections in a single day Friday, up from several hundred a day in May and June, in part thanks to ramped-up testing. But the rate of positive cases is also growing, with more than 30 positive tests per 100,000 people in 20% of the country’s regions. That figure was in the single digits a month ago.

“The dynamic of the epidemic’s progression is exponential,” the national health agen…

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