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A woman wears a protective face mask with the Tour de France logo at the start. Image Credit: Pool via REUTERS

Paris: France on Friday said there had been an “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases with more than 7,000 new infections in 24 hours.

“The dynamic of the progression of the epidemic is exponential,” France’s directorate general of health said, adding that there were 7,379 new infections in mainland France against 6,111 on Thursday and 5,429 on Wednesday.