PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Wednesday the battle against the COVID-19 virus would be long and urged people to comply with social distancing rules as authorities wanted to avoid another national lockdown.
“We are not facing a second wave, the epidemic is continuing... Some people do not respect the rules. We must not let down our guard,” Veran told LCI television.
“We do not want to resort to another lockdown, we are examining the situation on a case-by-case basis. The war is not over... People must understand that we are going to live with this virus for a fairly long time,” he added. (Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Alex Richardson)