French PM warns against ‘lowering the guard’ in fight against Covid-19

France 24 | Nov 26, 2020 at 1:25 PM
  • Prime Minister Jean Castex made the comments at a press briefing in Paris on Thursday where he sought to reassure the French public that while progress had been made to reduce the Covid-19 infection rate there would be no “premature” lifting of the latest lockdown measures.
  • An R rate of 1.0 means that each infected person is spreading the virus to one other person, keeping community-wide infection rates steady.
  • The government is under pressure from some economic sectors to accelerate the easing of restrictions.