France was able to cope with the peak of coronavirus second wave. In 10 days, the number of newly infected has dropped significantly. This was announced by the Minister of Health of France, Olivier Veran, Le Figaro reports.
"For ten days in a row, the number of new diagnoses of Covid-19 has decreased, the number of positive tests and the incidence rate are falling. Therefore, everything indicates that we have overcome the peak of the epidemic. We are restoring control of the epidemic, and this is good news," French Healthcare Minister said.
According to him, the situation in the country has improved with introduction of enhanced quarantine, which has slowed down spread of the virus. In particular, tight restrictions have contributed to a decrease in the number of new cases of Covid-19.
However, Olivier Veran noted that it is too early to relax and asked the French to follow quarantine rules, because the virus is still circulating in the country.
As we reported earlier, the Austrian government has announced tightening quarantine measures from November 17 due to the spread of Covid-19.
Starting Tuesday, the country of almost 9 million inhabitants will impose a limited curfew, banning people from leaving their homes except to go to work, get essential supplies, exercise, or to help people who need assistance. The partial lockdown is set to last until December 6.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the measures had become necessary because Austria has seen 550 new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, a level 11 times greater than what authorities said would be sustainable.