As coronavirus cases in France continue to climb, President Emmanuel Macron said authorities are doing everything “to prevent, obviously, a national reconfinement.”

On Friday, French health authorities said the coronavirus epidemic is “growing exponentially.” They reported 7,379 new daily cases — the biggest increase since late March.

There has only been one day with more cases recorded in 24 hours, on March 31st, which was during the height of the epidemic in France. 

The daily increase in cases has tripled in less than a week, according to French health authorities.

Macron said he had learned enough about coronavirus over the past eight months to not “totally exclude” reconfinement.

“Nothing can be theoretically excluded, but we are put ourselves in a situation where we can do everything we can to prevent it,” he said.

On Thursday, France declared 19 more areas around the country as coronavirus “red zones”, bringing its total to 21.

Source : CNN

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