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France Records More Than 430,000 New Covid Cases For Second Day

A Covid-19 testing tent set outside a pharmacy in Paris, on Jan. 12.

A Covid-19 testing tent set outside a pharmacy in Paris, on Jan. 12.

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

France’s daily Covid infections topped 430,000 for the second day in a row, leading the government to extend a remote work mandate to contain the spread of the virus in the country.

The country recorded 436,167 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to data from the country’s public health office. That’s just shy of the record of 464,769 seen on Tuesday. The number of deaths rose by 231 to 127,869 since the beginning of the pandemic.