Macron ordered the country’s third national lockdown and said schools would be closed for three weeks while trying to ward off Covid-19’s third wave of infections, which threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
“We can reach a peak in the epidemic in seven to ten days if everything goes according to plan,” said Verán.
“Then, we need two extra weeks to reach a peak in intensive care units (ICUs) that can occur in late April.”
New daily infections from France’s Covid-19 have doubled since February, reaching an average of almost 40,000. The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care exceeded 5,000 this week, exceeding the peak reached during the second six-week lockdown imposed at the end of last year.
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