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France reports 302 deaths and 27,228 new cases in the last 24-hours, according to the French health ministry website. The country has had in total 44,246 deaths and 1,981,827 confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak.
The prime minister of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ambrose Dlamini, has tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement published on Twitter he said he was asymptomatic and currently isolating in line with the government’s coronavirus protocols:
We should not tire of looking after one another and encouraging adherence to all health protocols at all times.