Minister: 200 new Covid clusters in France 'under control'

Health minister Olivier Veran speaks to RTL. He said that the 200 new Covid clusters in France are under control
The health minister Olivier Véran made the statement on news source RTL, and assured people that the situation was "under control".

France has 200 new "clusters" of Covid-19, but the situation is "under control" in mainland France, French health minister Olivier Véran has said, as the government prepares for a possible "second wave". 

In an interview with news source RTL France today (July 2), Mr Véran said that the country’s tracing and isolation measures meant that the "more than 200" new clusters that had been identified were “under control”.

Read more: France reports 216 Covid clusters, prompting health warning

A "cluster" is defined as a localised outbreak of the virus, which can be traced back to a specific source - for example, one person or one event.

Since deconfinement began on May 11, hundreds of new clusters have been reported across the country, but health authorities have repeatedly maintained that the outbreaks are “under ...

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