French health minister: "We could reach epidemic peak in 7-10 days if all goes according to plan"

French health minister: "We could reach epidemic peak in 7-10 days if all goes according to plan"
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The situation in France has been deteriorating, with health minister Olivier Veran telling Inter radio this morning that “We could reach a peak of the epidemic in seven to 10 days if all goes according to plan, APA reports citing Guardian.

Then we need two extra weeks to reach a peak in intensive care units (ICUs) that could occur at the end of April.”

Daily new Covid infections in France have doubled since February to average nearly 40,000. The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care breached 5,000 this week, exceeding the peak hit during the six-week second lockdown enforced late last year.

Meanwhile prime minister Jean Castex has told parliament this morning that the French government is still expecting that upcoming regional elections will be held in June as planned, providing health conditions allow it.

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