France’s Penicaud: China coronavirus situation ‘worrying’ but French trends positive

FILE PHOTO: French Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud arrives to a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 4, 2020. Yoan Valat/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – The situation in China, where a second wave of coronavirus infection is feared, is “worrying” but trends in France remain positive, Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud said on Wednesday.

“We chose a progressive and controlled easing of lockdown. At this stage we are in positive momentum. I am thus working with my teams and with social partners on a lightened easing protocol for companies,” Penicaud told Radio Classique.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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