HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-FRANCE-SALOMON: Coronavirus: The DGS calls on the French to better respect the instructions
PARIS (Reuters) – The Director General of Health Jerôme Salomon launched on Monday a call for the general mobilization of the French to better respect the barrier measures in order to slow the progression of the epidemic of coronavirus on the territory.
“We all have a major role to play against the epidemic and we can all act as a barrier (…) by respecting the instructions (…) of barrier measures that the French know but that they are not yet applying sufficiently “, he declared on France inter on Monday.
“This weak adhesion [aux consignes] fact that we cannot curb the kinetics of the epidemic “, he underlined by recalling that” we can all carry the virus without knowing it (…) we are all potentially transmitters.
Consequence: the situation of the epidemic in France today is according to him “very worrying, it is deteriorating very quickly. It is a very rapid epidemic and we see that the number of cases now doubles every three days.”
Failure to respect the measures of one meter distance, massive reduction in contact – to be limited to a few people per day, confinement and regular hand washing, the situation in hospitals could worsen, he said. warned.
“It is clear that today hospitals (…) are really having great difficulty taking care of patients who arrive every day, every hour,” he said.
“This morning, I appeal for the general mobilization of all French people. It would be catastrophic to have to manage to sort people (…) in intensive care because there is no room,” added Jerôme Salomon .
(Myriam Rivet, edited by Jean-Philippe Lefief)