In the fight against the coronavirus, France has ordered more than 1 billion mouth masks in China. The French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced this on Saturday.
China and France have launched an “intensive” airlift to transmit more than 1 billion masks. Our southern neighbours need 40 million masks a week. The number of deaths in France due to the corona crisis rose by 319 on Saturday to a total of 2,314.
According to the new balance, there are now 37,575 infections in France. 17,620 people are in the hospital, 4,273 of whom are ventilated.
The French government also intends to increase the number of intensive care beds, from 5,000 to 14,500, to cope with the high flow of patients.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned the French people on Saturday. “The first 15 days of April will be even more difficult than the 15 days that just passed. The battle has only just begun. “
The French prime minister also emphasized that the government has not delayed taking draconian measures for too long. “The decision to lockdown was not made too late.
At the time we made this decision, there were less than 8,000 cases across the country and fewer than 200 deaths, “Philippe emphasized.
The government also announced on Saturday that a mass of new tests will be added by the end of April: 50,000 regular tests per day and 30,000 rapid tests per day.