The scenario of a third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic is in the head of the government. This Thursday October 29, 2020, the Health minister warned on France Info French on the eventuality of a third Covid-19 wave to face in the upcoming months. He says “we cannot rule out the fact there could be a third wave” he said. Furthermore, the took the United-States as an example as they are “experiencing the beginning of the third wave”.
This statement arrives barely a few hours following French President Emmanuel Macron’s address on Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 8 p.m. In order to fight against the spread of coronavirus, in a more effective fashion, the head of state has declared a new lockdown is to start starting tonight, midnight for at least four weeks.
Therefore, the Health Minister has reminded the threat of the virus was present more than ever, and it is everyone’s responsibility to fight against it. Using an anaphora – still very present in the political turn of phrase – Olivier Véran said “we cannot rule out the fact the virus keeps on spreading”. Anyway, the goal is to dramatically make the number of new cases diagnosed in France daily drop. And make this number go from 30,000 to 5,000. Almost an exploit, but we can do it!