France should avoid going back into lockdown as it fights the resurgence of Covid-19 in the country, but the government cannot rule out imposing such restrictions at a local level, scientific adviser Jean-François Delfraissy said during an interview with RTL today.
Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the French government, said both the council and himself were “convinced that France should not go back to a lockdown.”
However, he also said that local lockdowns could “not completely be ruled out,” and stronger restrictions could be imposed in regions showing higher infection rates.
Rising cases: The virus has “started to significantly circulate again” in the past few weeks, leading to “worrying” situations in some regions, Delfraissy explained.
He added that the “difficult” choices to be made by the government would not only be determined by sanitary reasons, but also by economic and social factors.
Decisions had to be made quickly to curb the epidemic, he said, as any decision would take “about three weeks” to have visible impacts.