on 01.13.2021 at 9:06 am
The French scientific council considers that it is not useful to close schools in France, despite the appearance of a more contagious English variant of the coronavirus on the territory, its president, Jean-François Delfraissy said on Wednesday. / File photo / REUTERS / Ludovic Marin
PARIS (Reuters) – The French scientific council considers that it is not useful to close schools in France, despite the appearance of a more contagious English variant of the coronavirus in the territory, its president, Jean- said on Wednesday. François Delfraissy.
“We think that the English data on the penetration of the virus are not sufficiently clear to push us to close schools in France”, explained Jean-François Delfraissy at the microphone of franceinfo.
The president of the scientific council, who gave his opinion to the government on Tuesday evening before a defense council scheduled for Wednesday morning, added that he was not taking a position on the reopening of places of culture.
(Bertrand Boucey, Jean-Stéphane Brosse, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)
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