“The epidemiological situation in our country has worsened over the past few days.

After several months, marked by a plateau from 15 thousand to 20 thousand cases of coronavirus per day, the virus began to gain momentum again, ”he said on Twitter.

According to him, the situation in 20 departments of the country, including the Alpes-Maritimes, Paris and a number of departments in the north of the country, is of particular concern.

Kasteks warned that in case of further deterioration of the situation, more stringent measures will be taken from March 6.

The day before, more than 30 thousand cases of coronavirus were detected in France per day.

On February 9, the French National Assembly passed a bill to extend the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic until June 1.