Covid-19: “We are not heading towards containment”, confirms Olivier Véran


In an interview with “Parisien”, the Minister of Health also assures that France is reaching the peak of the fifth wave.

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“In all likelihood we are reaching the peak”, warns Olivier Véran, Saturday 11 December, in an interview with Parisian. The Minister of Health recalls that this fifth epidemic wave is violent: “We exceeded 70,000 diagnoses in 24 hours at the start of the week, unheard of since the start of the pandemic in our country.”

“For ten days, we have seen the beginning of a slowing down of the epidemic wave”, adds the Minister. We must now wait to know if the contamination will drop quickly or if the plateau will remain high. “We are not heading towards containment. But to say that it will never happen again is impossible”, warned Olivier Véran.

“Further restrictions are not on the agenda, but let’s remain cautious and keep pushing forward.”

Olivier Véran

to franceinfo

Hospital pressure linked to Covid-19 is not weakening in France where more than 2,500 people are currently received in critical care services, according to figures published on Saturday by Public Health France. In the last 24 hours, 787 people with Covid-19 have been admitted to French hospitals, bringing in total to 13,855 the number of Covid patients hospitalized in France.



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