The head of the scientific council that advises the French government on the
Coronavirus, Jean-Francois Delphresi, warned today that his country has lost control of the virus, hours after the French health authorities announced more than 52,000 new cases of the virus.
"The virus is spreading very quickly and the country is in a very difficult and critical situation," Delfraissy told RTL radio, warning that there may be more than 50 thousand new cases every day, explaining, "Our estimate in the Scientific Council is close to 100,000, double this number of Among them are those who have not been tested and patients who have no symptoms of the disease.
In turn, Dr. Eric Kaums, head of the infection and tropical diseases department at the Petit Salpetriere Hospital in Paris, confirmed that the country needs to be closed again and told France Info radio, “We lost control of the epidemic, but this does not date back to yesterday, but rather we lost control of the epidemic several years ago. Weeks already ”.
And Spain, the first European country to exceed a million confirmed cases of Coronavirus, declared a state of emergency that included a nationwide curfew throughout the night and limited the number of people in gatherings and a possible travel ban inside and outside the most affected areas.
France also declared a state of emergency earlier this month and imposed more restrictions since last September.