France on Saturday outlined a strategy to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The fight has just begun. The first 15 days of April will be difficult, harder than those we have just gone through,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said at a news conference alongside Health Minister Olivier Veran.

The duo were accompanied by Dr. Arnaud Fontanet, an epidemiologist of emerging diseases and Director General of Health Jerome Salomon.

Saturday’s fatalities from the coronavirus stands at 2,314 in France, up 319 from Friday. The number of reported infections is 37,575, with 4,273 people in intensive care.

The ministers

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