Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, LREM deputy - Jacques Witt / Sipa / SIPA

The last French still stranded abroad because of the coronavirus will be repatriated within three or four days, said Secretary of State for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, on Thursday.

"We would repatriate around 10,000 to 15,000 people a day," noted Jean-Baptiste Djebbari on Franceinfo, welcoming the efforts of the airlines participating in this airlift, starting with Air France.

"A remarkable job" with Morocco

“Today, around 90,000 French people have been repatriated. (…) In the next three, next four days, we should arrive "at the end" of the 130,000 French nationals who were outside our borders, "he said. Jean-Baptiste Djebbari notably mentioned "remarkable work" with Morocco, from which more than 20,000 people have been repatriated, with Algeria or the Dominican Republic.

The situation is more complicated in countries such as the Philippines with French "scattered" on several islands which must be grouped before having them join France by flights chartered by the government, in coordination with other countries like l 'Germany,' he noted.


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