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Paris to make free COVID tests available in the capital

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks walk at the Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower as France reinforces mask-wearing as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country, in Paris, France August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris local municipality said on Monday that it would look to make free COVID-19 testing available in all of the capital’s 20 districts (arrondissements), as authorities battle against signs of a re-emergence of the virus in France.

The Paris mayor’s office added in a statement that from Monday onwards, there would be three permanent laboratories set up to conduct free COVID-19 tests, as well as two other mobile laboratories that would go around the capital.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Toby Chopra