France's Covid pandemic has not yet peaked, says health minister

Olivier Veran in Paris on March 28, 2020.
Olivier Veran in Paris on March 28, 2020. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT POOL/AFP/Archives

France has not yet reached the peak of its Covid-19 pandemic, Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Tuesday.


"We are still in a worsening phase of the pandemic," Véran told broadcaster BFM TV. He also said that the country's lockdown would last as long as necessary.

France's coronavirus figures on Monday showed that the rate of increase in fatalities - at almost 9,000 - sped up again after several days of slowing.



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