Over 10,000 police officers across France are in isolation due to fears they may have the Wuhan coronavirus, according to a police union which said there had been 257 confirmed cases so far.
Stanislas Gaudon, the spokesman for the police union Alliance, announced on Tuesday that 10,131 officers were in confinement.
While a significant number of officers were self-isolating over coronavirus fears, only 257 cases had been tested and proven so far — in part a feature of the shortage of testing kits worldwide.
Among the neighbourhoods that Gaudon claimed were resisting the measures was the infamous no-go Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis.
Police officers in France have also been subjected to attacks from members of the public resisting lockdown measures including a man in Montpellier who spat towards officers while claiming to have coronavirus.