Coronavirus pandemic: French PM Castex issues warning amid spike in cases

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has warned that #France could impose further restrictions as the #coronavirus is spreading rapidly and the situation in hospitals is deteriorating in the country. Speaking on French news broadcaster France Info on Monday, Castex said that “there can be no more slackening” to face the Covid-19 epidemic. Nine big cities, including Paris and Marseille, have been placed under maximum virus alert. Castex called on French people to limit private gatherings in their homes. He said a “general lockdown” of the country “must be avoided by all means.”