Before France's lockdown began on March 17, around 100 workers were present at the site. Now only a security team guards the entrance. Work to clear debris was to have begun last month.
A French court ruled Amazon must limit deliveries to essential items while it assesses COVID-19 contagion risk at its facilities. The company decided to suspend all deliveries until April 20.
The three-week cycling race had been slated to begin June 27 in Nice and end in Paris on July 19. Organizers dismissed the idea of holding the tour while banning spectators from lining the course.
April 15 will mark the first anniversary of the fire that ripped through the cathedral. The Paris archbishop says he wants to send a "message of hope" through a small Good Friday service.
In a country that consumes 10 billion baguettes every year, "If the bakeries started closing, people would be unnerved," says Paris baker Tony Doré. His boulangerie now stays open seven days a week.
France's armed services ministry said in a statment that about 40 sailors aboard the nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle were under "close medical observation" after showing symptoms.
Officials in France and Germany have accused the U.S. of intercepting medical supplies as President Trump ordered an American company to stop exports. Governors complain of a "wild west" in bidding.
Confinement can create "fertile ground for domestic violence," says the country's minister for gender quality. France is also creating support sites for women at supermarkets and pharmacies.
Twenty patients were transported from the hard-hit eastern region of France, where hospitals are operating at overcapacity, to the western Loire Valley, where facilities still have plenty of beds.
A 73-year-old French woman in confinement in Chamonix recalls her Jewish father, who survived World War II hiding out in a nearby village. Others sent him smoke signals to warn when Nazis were near.