Coronavirus is spreading among French people under the age of forty at a rate that exceeds four times that of the elderly over 65. This is confirmed by the French Minister of Health Olivier Ferrand, but he stressed that the damage caused by infection is on the increase among the elderly and those with chronic diseases. </p><div> <p>French Health Minister Olivier Ferrand announced that the Corona virus is spreading among French people under the age of forty at a rate that exceeds four times its spread among the elderly over 65 years old, but he warned that the damage resulting from infection is increasing among the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
“We are in a risky situation,” Veran said in an interview with the French newspaper “Journal de Dimanche”, adding that the high number of cases is not due to the large number of tests only.
As the president stated Emmanuel Macron Previously, the Minister of Health ruled out the necessity of imposing comprehensive isolation measures again to combat the spread of the disease. But he said that domestic measures could be taken in light of the increase in cases in France and other regions.
“This is not a French exception, it is a European system,” the minister said.
France recorded 3,602 cases of the virus within 24 hours on Saturday. A few days ago, the number of daily cases had reached its highest level since the restrictions were lifted.
The minister pointed out that a large number of young patients did not show symptoms or suffered from limited complications.
France 24 / Reuters