The decrease in the number of new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus suggests that France has passed the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, restrictions helped to achieve this. This was stated by the country's Minister of Health Olivier Veran, according to the Paris Match portal.
“Thanks to the lockdown, as was the case in March, the virus has become less spread. For ten days in a row, the number of new cases has been decreasing, ”the publication quoted the minister as saying.
Veran stressed that the country's authorities are again gaining control over the epidemic, and this is good news, but it is far from the victory over the disease, and it is too early to relax. He predicted that three or four French firms would present their versions of the vaccine early next year.
In France, a second national quarantine was introduced in October due to the situation with the coronavirus. The country has closed entertainment venues, bars and restaurants, canceled mass events. At the same time, a number of policymakers and health experts hope that the restrictive measures will lead to a decrease in the incidence, which will allow us to arrive at the Christmas season in a fairly calm environment.
According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, 1.9 million people were infected and 42.6 thousand deaths due to complications caused by COVID-19 in the country.