France could reverse the loosening of its national lock if there is a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic, warned Health Minister Olivier Veran.
“If the virus were to resume its mad run, we would again take measures of locking,” Veran said on BFM television on Monday.
France, with the fifth world death toll, has imposed an eight-week lockout since March 17 to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. He gradually lifts these restrictions from Monday.
Commenting on the recent discovery of new infection clusters in the country, Veran said, “I am not surprised. This shows that we are going to have to live with the virus. The more vigilant we are collectively, the fewer clusters we will have. ”
Elsewhere, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced Monday that he will hold new meetings this week with representatives of the country’s auto industry, hard hit by the impact of the coronavirus.
The Mayor also said on BFM Business radio that he regretted the CGT union’s decision to prevent the reopening of a Renault factory in Sandouville, just as the French government was trying to get the country back to work while the measures locking began to loosen.
Last month, the European Commission approved a € 5 billion ($ 8.3 billion) loan guarantee to Renault to help ease the impact of the crisis.
Australian Associated Press