As the health situation is getting better in France, the country enters the last phase of the lockdown exit process starting this Wednesday June 30. This new step is major for both the French and the government.
Lockdown exit: end of gauges, reopening of nightclubs, what changes starting from today
At the beginning of the summer 2021, France is to enter the fourth and last step of the lockdown exit plan, if the coronavirus epidemic situation allows to do so. Here is what changes in France past June 30, 2021. [Read more]
This Wednesday June 30, 2021, invited on France Inter, Professor Jean-François Delfraissy intends yet to be cautious: "We must not freak out, but be realistic and aware", he warned. "We must remember last summer, we saw a new wave coming in September. And the same way we've had a shock with the UK variant, there will be a shock with the Indian variant", he explained, before adding "the Indian variant is already in France".
Furthermore, the President of the Scientific Committee expects "a fourth wave" this fall, "but much more moderate than the first three because the vaccination level is not the same at all. [...] Vaccines are working against the delta variant if both injections have been given. Hence the message: you need to get vaccinated, and geth both injections by Fall".
So, when can things be expected to return to normal? "We will be done when 100% of the population would have been vaccinated, or contaminated", the Head of the Scientific Committee thinks. "It will probably be in 2022, anyway in wealthy EU countries".
Earlier in June, already, on RTL, Jean-François Delfraissy intended to be cautious and warned against variants, specifically the “Delta variant likely to logically take over the UK variant in France”. “We might attend a new surge in the epidemic in France in September-October, a fourth wave but that will be different from the others because of vaccination”, Delfraissy claimed.