For the Minister of Health, the bulk of the epidemic is “behind us”, even if caution must remain.
In France, “the bulk of the epidemic (of Covid-19) is behind us”, declared Monday the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, on LCI, while stressing that the fight against the coronavirus is not finished.
“The virus has not finished its circulation in the territory” and that “does not mean that we stop facing the virus”, explained Mr. Véran, recalling that barrier measures and other restrictions remained in force.
The virus is not totally defeated, neither in France nor elsewhere. But today we all control its circulation, day after day, week after week, which allows France, with the exception of Mayotte and Guyana, to be entirely green. #LaMatinaleLCI pic.twitter.com/tUEk9JSRLH
– Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) June 15, 2020
“We are continuing the tests and contact tracing (search for people in contact with confirmed cases)”, and we must always “avoid the regrouping of several people in a closed environment”, he warned, recalling that the prohibitions of gatherings of more than 10 people on public roads and major events (more than 5,000 people) remained in effect.
And, while the government has been able to gradually ease the restrictions since the start of deconfinement, “we will be able to resume protective measures if necessary”, according to a “battery of indicators that we follow from day to day ”, he underlined.