France records more than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
Ross Cullen in Reims, East France
France has passed the mark of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, as the country battles an ongoing third wave of coronavirus infections.
The country was the first in Europe to officially confirm a case of the coronavirus in January last year and since then more than 5 million people have tested positive for COVID-19.
It becomes the eighth nation in the world and the fourth in Europe to pass the mark.
CGTN Europe traveled to Reims, in eastern France, where we spoke to 78-year-old Nadine Watrin.
She lost her husband to COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic last year.
"It was a Saturday, three days before the lockdown came in, I got a call to say that visits will not be allowed due to the situation," she said. "After that, they called me again to say I could go to see him.