French health Minister Olivier Veran signed a decree allowing anyone who passes a coronavirus test to get a refund for its cost, without presenting a doctor's referral, without giving a good reason and without showing symptoms. He said this in an interview with the newspaper Le Parisien.
The Minister also expressed concern about the increase in the number of infected people but said it was too early to talk about a second wave. вЂњOne thing is for sure: within a few days, we saw that the number of infections increased dramatically after it had decreased for thirteen weeks. Today, it is at the same level as when the quarantine was lifted, вЂњ Veran said.
On March 11, the world health organization declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection a pandemic. According to the latest data, more than 15.5 million cases of infection have already been detected in the world, and more than 635,000 people have died.