French PM warns virus will not disappear without vaccine or herd immunity

France’s lockdown will end progressively, with authorities still expecting between 1000-3000 new cases each day from May 11. France 24’s Clovis Casali reports the prime minister urged French people to remain cautious, saying the virus would not disappear before a vaccine, or herd immunity was reached.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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