PARIS

In the face of an increasing death toll and with the number of people infected by coronavirus rising, Prime Minister Edouard Philppe has imposed much stricter measures on the population, who are under a 14-day nationwide lockdown.

Some 186 people died from the virus on Monday into Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 862. The number of reported cases in France stands at 20,149. This includes France’s outlying territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, La Reunion, Corsica, and Mayotte.

As the public enters the second week of the lockdown Tuesday, France’s parliament issued an official state of emergency.

The Prime Minister announced Monday

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