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Coronavirus Update – Traces Of Virus Found In Non-Potable Water In Paris

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic started out in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus has since spread to almost all countries on the planet, and continues to spread across these countries. The virus is highly communicable and people have been advised to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus. They have also been told to wear a mask and gloves while stepping out of the house, if it is essential for them to do so.

There are multiple developments in discussions surrounding the pandemic every day.

The latest one is traces of the virus being found in the water in France.

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Coronavirus Update - Traces Of Virus Found In Non-Potable Water In Paris

WHERE WERE TRACES OF CORONAVIRUS FOUND IN FRANCE?

According to news agency AFP, traces of coronavirus were found in the non-potable water supply in Paris. However, government officials assured the public that the supply of drinking water was “fine.”

4 of 27 samples collected from across the city contained tiny amounts of the virus. The samples were tested by the Paris water authority’s laboratory.

The networks that the samples were collected from were shut down as a precaution.

“Drinking water is supplied from a totally independent network and can be consumed without any risk,” said Celia Blauel, the city’s top environmental official.

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Coronavirus Update - Traces Of Virus Found In Non-Potable Water In Paris

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF CORONAVIRUS IN FRANCE?

The number of confirmed cases in the European country has crossed 120,000. Furthermore, the death toll stands at 21,856, according to Google.

Even though the country has a high death toll, officials have said that the spread of the virus is slowly decreasing.

According to health official Jerome Salomon, the number of hospitalized individuals declined for 5 days straight, dropping to 30,610.

“We are scoring points against the epidemic,” said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

“[The] situation is improving gradually, slowly, but surely.”

 

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