The French authorities do not control the spread of the coronavirus. This was stated in an interview with Franceinfo by the head of the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Parisian hospital Pitier-Salpetriere Eric Coms.
The specialist noted that it is necessary to introduce a lockdown in the country. “We lost control of the epidemic a few weeks ago,” he added.
The chairman of the scientific council under the French government, immunologist Jean-Francois Delfrassi, in turn, noted that the country is “in a very difficult, even critical situation.” In an interview with RTL radio station, he stressed that, according to his colleagues, the number of new infections could increase by more than 50 thousand every day — members of the scientific council believe that, taking into account the asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus and those who did not take the COVID-19 test, the indicator may approach 100 thousand.