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French health minister says no short-term risk of COVID hospital logjam

French Health Minister Olivier Veran speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in France, at the Bichat hospital in Paris as COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb in France, October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday that there was no short-term risk of hospitals being overwhelmed by an influx of coronavirus patients.

“In major cities, the virus is evolving far too quickly,” Veran also told a news conference.

However, the situation in Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille was beginning to improve.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Writing by Matthieu Protard