The coronavirus pandemic is not under control in France and a new lockdown must remain an option, Karine Lacombe, the head of the infectious diseases unit at Paris’ Saint-Antoine hospital, said on Wednesday.
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“On the epidemiological front, the epidemic is by no means under control,” Lacombe told BFM TV.
Medical experts have voiced concerns that the Christmas holidays could result in a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in France and Europe.
Data published on Tuesday showed that France had reported a further 802 related deaths in the last 24 hours, and another 11,795 confirmed cases.