Thursday March 26, 2020, a third of humanity is called to confine itself while the coronavirus epidemic has already killed more than 1,300 people in France. Invited on Europe 1, Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, president of the scientific council responsible for advising the government on the coronavirus crisis, spoke of the peak of the epidemic. For him, the acme could take place the week of March 30: "It’s a big shock that’s going to take place next week. The forecast curve we have showed that next week would probably be the main difficulty ", did he declare. According to him, containment measures will take time to take effect: "The containment measures taken 12 days ago have not yet shown their activity. They will show us their benefits only in about 15 days now."
Towards a six-week confinement?
Tuesday March 24, the scientific council recommended a confinement of at least six weeks, that is until the end of April. For Jean-François Delfraissy, this time is necessary to counter the epidemic: "The purpose of containment is to spread out serious cases over time. It gave the caregivers time to prepare, especially in the Paris region. " Thursday March 26, 16-year-old girl died from Covid-19 in Ile-de-France, announced the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon. "This is sad information, very sad", he commented. She is the youngest patient to die from coronavirus in France.
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