No second wave, says health minister as Covid cases rise

Health minister Olivier Véran said France was not seeing a second wave of Covid-19

France’s health minister has said that the country is not entering a second wave, despite flare ups of Covid-19 around the country

In mainland France, the spread of Covid-19 has been increasing for three consecutive weeks, according to the latest report from public health service Santé Publique France. 

Eight departments have now been classed as vulnerable, including Mayenne (high vulnerability) and Ille-et-Vilaine, Nord, Vosges, Haute Savoie, Haute Garone, Val-d'Oise and Gironde (moderate vulnerability).

In two of France’s overseas regions, Guyane and Mayotte (both classed as high vulnerability), the virus remains prevalent but the peaks seem to have passed, the health service reported. 

“There is a progression of virus transmission but it remains moderate and therefore ...

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