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According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmeв COVID-19 cases in France is 29,591, with 1,698 fatalities.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is enlightened with two messages this evening: a “thank you” message is intended for doctors, police and all other people who have been mobilised to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. A “stay at home” message is projected both in French and in English to remind people of the importance of observing a quarantine in order to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Earlier in the day, the French government announced the extension of the lockdown through 15 April. 

As of 27 March, more than 29,500 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in France, with over 1,600 deaths, Johns Hopkins University says.

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