France has announced free testing for coronavirus

French health Minister Olivier Veran said that he signed a decree allowing everyone who passes a test for coronavirus to receive a refund for its cost.

“I also signed an order published this Saturday, according to which any person from today can pass a fully reimbursable PCR test without having to show a doctor’s instruction or a valid reason and without having symptoms,” Veran said in an interview with Parisien.

The Minister also expressed concern about the growing number of infections but said that it is too early to talk about the second wave.

At the moment, we can’t talk about the second wave. But one thing is for sure: within a few days, we saw the number of positive cases increase dramatically after it had been declining for thirteen weeks. Today, it had reached the same level as when the quarantine was lifted,” Veran said.