Authorities dress up in colourful helmets depicting the coronavirus in an attempt to spread awareness.
One is called "the English snail", the other "the Marseille boar". Together, they are walking from Marseille to Paris, collecting thousands of discarded facemasks along the way, as well as plastic bottles and fast food waste
The US President's claims fly in the face of evidence from health experts who say it could be months or longer before a vaccine is ready for mass distribution.
Authorities in Brussels have made face masks mandatory across the city in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez now requires face masks outdoors, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties.