Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases, the French authorities reported that a new curfew will come into force on Friday night in Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence-Marseille, Toulouse, Lille, Montpellier, Grenoble, Rouen, and Saint-Etienne.
This measure, which will apply from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 4 weeks, was taken since France registered 30,621 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
On a related issue, the WHO director also indicated that the corticosteroid Dexamethasone is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective in the treatment of severe COVID-19 cases.
"In June we announced we would discontinue the studies with Hydroxychloroquine. In July, it was reported that we would not use more patients for the Lopinavir/Ritonavir trials. Now interim results show that... Remdesivir and Interferon have little or no effect on reducing COVID-19 deaths," he said.