Given the lifting of quarantine restrictions and a new rise in the incidence of coronavirus, French health authorities have decided to provide free tests for COVID-19. Health Minister Olivier Veran stated this in an interview published in the Le Parisien news agency, according to Reuters.
"We wouldn’t describe this as a second wave, but what’s clear is that for several days now we have seen a noticeable increase in the number of confirmed cases, which had been in decline for 13 weeks," Veran explained.
PCR nasal swab tests that detect COVID-19 infection will be available free of charge, as government order request is submitted. The tests will be provided without a prescription.
According to statistics published on Friday, 30,192 deaths from coronavirus were registered in France out of a total of 180,528 infected.
For the second day in a row, the country recorded a daily increase in diseases in the amount of more than 1,000 cases, which is approximately the same indicators that were recorded in May, after the lifting of two-month quarantine restrictions.