Karine Lacombe says COVID-19 spread in France not under control

The COVID-19 pandemic is not under control in France Karine Lacombe, the head of the infectious diseases unit at Paris’ Saint-Antoine hospital, said on Wednesday.

“On the epidemiological front, the epidemic is by no means under control,” Lacombe told BFM TV.

She said a new lockdown must remain an option,

Medical experts have also voiced concerns that the Christmas holidays could result in a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in France and Europe.

Data published on Tuesday showed that France had reported a further 802 related deaths in the last 24 hours, and another 11,795 confirmed cases.

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France’s neighbour, the UK is also having problems taming the spread of COVID-19.

It blames the resurgence on a new variant of the novel coronavirus, which spreads 70 percent faster than the older version.