Chief adviser: 18 million in France must stay confined

Professor Delfraissy is a senior immunologist and president of national scientific advisory council Le Conseil Scientifique

Eighteen million at-risk and vulnerable people in France will still need to stay in confinement even after deconfinement measures begin on May 11, the French chief government scientific advisor has warned.

Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, senior immunologist and president of national scientific advisory council Le Conseil Scientifique, told the French Senate yesterday (Wednesday April 15): “[18 million people risk] developing a serious form [of Covid-19]. For these 18 million people, we will continue confinement.

“For how long, I do not know. Perhaps until a preventative drug [or vaccine] is found.”

Professor Delfraissy specified that these would be people “of a certain age, as I am, above ...

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