The German Chancellor Angela Merkel behind closed doors on March 10, 2020 at a meeting of the CDU / CSU fraction of the Bundestag had already announced that "60 to 70% of the Germans will be infected by the coronavirus".

The French Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, estimated, for his part, this Sunday March 13 on the chain of a colleague that the coronavirus epidemic would "probably" affect more than half of the French population.

"We consider, and here, I am only repeating what the scientists say, that 50 to 70% of the population in the end ends up being contaminated by the virus, and it is moreover that which puts an end to the virus since it creates a form of majority immunity, and therefore the virus dies out by itself. "

With twelve deaths and 839 additional confirmed cases in twenty-four hours, France now has 4,500 confirmed cases of contamination, including 91 fatalities. More than 300 patients are in serious condition and are in intensive care, announced Saturday March 14, Jérôme Salomon while specifying that more than 50% of them are aged under 60 years.

"We have a doubling of the number of cases in 72 hours," he insisted during his daily press briefing, an evolution, he said, which gives an idea of ​​the speed with which the virus is spreading. spreads in France.

Faced with such a speed of spread of the virus throughout the territory and, at the same time, a first round of municipal elections maintained it was time for France to enter phase 3. This Sunday, March 15, 2020, the French are waking up with an extraordinary scenario to counter the epidemic. Have the citizens been too disrespectful of preventive security measures, as the Prime Minister explained ?

The fact remains that the government has decided to close all "non essential" public places since midnight on Saturday.

The prohibition measures announced by Edouard Philippe were also specified by a decree of March 14, 2020 published on March 15 in the Official Journal.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld