French top scientific body sees second wave of COVID-19 in autumn or winter1 min read . Updated: 04 Aug 2020, 03:16 PM IST
- French scientists had predicted some grim consequences in the future as country could suffer from severe second wave of pandemic during the winters
- They have also said that it highly depends on public and there adherence to protective norms
PARIS : France's top scientific body said a second wave of the coronavirus was "highly likely" this autumn or winter as the country grapples with a marked increase of new cases of the disease over the past two weeks.
"France has the situation under control but it is precarious with a surge of virus circulation this summer. The short term future of the pandemic mainly lies in the hands of the population," the scientific committee on the disease said in a statement published by the Health Ministry's website.
"It is highly likely that we will experience a second epidemic wave this autumn or winter."
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