France may be confined again in case of ‘second wave’

France could be forced back indoors for a second period of confinement in the event of a 'second wave' of the virus

France could enter a second period of confinement in case a “second wave” of the Covid-19 epidemic occurs, the Élysée has said, as preparations begin to lift the current rules from May 11.

A source close to President Emmanuel Macron told newspaper Le Figaro: “We must consider everything, including all the negative scenarios.”

A so-called “second wave” of the epidemic remains a possibility, doctors have said, with countries such as Singapore and China already reporting a second spike of cases after the initial arrival of the virus.

Damien Mascret, a doctor and journalist, told Le Figaro: “It is possible that we might have a ‘second wave’, simply because, at the moment of confinement, we will probably see a major drop in ‘barrier methods’ [such as coughing into ...

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