Hope for coronavirus slowdown in 8-12 days: French health minister

Medical staff push a patient on a gurney to a waiting medical helicopter at a hospital in eastern France, on March 17, 2020, amid the outbreak of the new Coronavirus. (File photo: AFP)

France could hope to start seeing a slowdown of coronavirus infections in about eight to 12 days following the government’s decision to lock down the country, health minister Olivier Veran said on Wednesday.

“We will intervene where necessary to make sure people respect the confinement. When I look outside my window, I see that gradually people are getting the message,” Veran told LCI TV.

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