French adviser says COVID rate still too high to ease restrictions

Reuters | Paris | Updated: 04-01-2021 13:42 IST | Created: 04-01-2021 13:42 IST
French adviser says COVID rate still too high to ease restrictions

France's coronavirus infection rate is still too high for the government to ease social and economic restrictions, epidemiologist and government scientific adviser Arnaud Fontanet told France Info radio on Monday.

France has one of the highest totals of COVID-19 cases in western Europe. Among other measures to stem the pandemic, 15 northeastern and southeastern departments have imposed 6 p.m. curfews.

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