Comply with social distancing to avoid new lockdown, France says

Comply with social distancing to avoid new lockdown, France says
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  • calendar-gray 29 July 2020

France's health minister has insisted that the country is not experiencing a second wave of coronavirus infections but urged people to comply with social distancing guidelines to avoid another lockdown, APA reports citing BBC.

Olivier Véran said the government was trying to protect the most vulnerable, break the chain of infection "and once again explain to the French that the battle is not over".

"We aren't in a second wave of the coronavirus," he told LCI television. "Some people do not respect the rules. We must not let down our guard. People must understand that we're going to live with this virus for a fairly long time."

French authorities reported 14 more virus-related deaths on Tuesday, a steep rise from the daily average over the previous week. More than 30,223 people have died from Covid-19 in France. The country made the wearing of face masks in enclosed public spaces mandatory on 20 July.

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