France's scientific committee says Covid-19 is still active, but it has slowed down, and is "under control".
France reported more coronavirus-linked deaths and cases on Friday, although a top health official said the respiratory disease caused by the new virus was under control.
"The epidemic is now under control". In its latest summary of findings published Thursday, the Sante Publique France health agency estimated that the country had 151,325 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 2, when restaurants across France were allowed to reopen.
The death toll in France in the last 24 hours was 44, according to the health ministry.
69,967 people have recovered from the virus and been sent home.
It recorded 150 clusters of the virus, which are said to be under control.
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"Most importantly, we have all the tools to detect these new cases. We have the tests, . and a whole system of isolation to be able to trace the positive cases and to avoid the virus to spread again", he added.
"We're not going to go from black to white, but we will continue to ease measures from 22 June, leaving a certain number of possibilities open".
In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, Professor Delfraissy said that resorting to another confinement would be out of the question.
"It was understood that this decision, whose sole objective was to prevent the spread of the disease and protect our citizens, would lead to different social and economic consequences".
Earlier on Thursday, the Covid-19 Scientific Council, an ad hoc body headed by Delfraissy, released a paper outlining four possible scenarios of how the situation in the country could develop with social distancing measures gradually lifted.