Response to Coronavirus comments made on French channel LCI
The comments made on the French channel LCI during an exchange between a doctor and a researcher about the management of the Coronavirus crisis have provoked strong reactions.
We are deeply shocked by these comments, that of course, do not reflect the position of the French authorities.
France is committed to helping Africa in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic and has proposed increased efforts in favour of Africa, within the framework of the G7, the G20 and the European Union.
Vulnerable countries, particularly on the African continent, need assistance in support of their health systems, research, and also in humanitarian and economic terms to reduce the impact of the crisis.
What is at stake is the solidarity with vulnerable countries, as well as the need to avoid a resurgence of the epidemic after it has subsided in other countries of the world.