In France, the quarantine will not be mitigated. The country’s tight restrictions are likely to last until the summer of 2021.
Prime Minister Jean Casteks announced this to BFMTV.
According to the head of government, the fight against the virus will continue under the current strategy until the summer of 2021.
“We do not have a vaccine yet. Therefore, we declare in advance about the rules of the game,” said Jean Castex.
Some weakening of quarantine is possible only if there is a tendency towards a decrease in the number of infections, he stressed.
According to the prime minister, celebrations and gatherings cannot be allowed for a long time. Consequently, bars and restaurants in France will not open until December 1st.
Along with the hope that the time for an effective vaccine is approaching, Jean Castex expressed doubt that enough French people would agree to get vaccinated.
Recall that France has set a COVID record: almost 60 thousand infections per day. 85% of the country’s beds are already occupied by patients.
In December-January, the world will see a decline in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and at the end of winter — in early spring, a third wave may begin. This is the conclusion reached by French scientists from the Scientific Council on COVID-19 under the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.