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France Ready to Announce Covid-19 Booster Vaccines for All Adults

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France is poised to announce that Covid-19 booster vaccines will be available to all adults, along with stricter rules on the use of face masks and health checks to curb a new wave of infections, two parliamentary sources confirmed to Reuters. Thursday.

Health Minister Olivier Véran he is scheduled to hold a press conference at 12:30 pm Paris time on Thursday.

France Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) health regulator said it was backing the reinforcement COVID-19 vaccination shots for those over 18 years of age, and that the interim period between full vaccination and booster shots should be shortened to five months instead of six.

You have mentioned a new spread of the coronavirus that was “stronger than anticipated”, and that the reproduction rate “R” of 1.35 indicates an “exponential growth” of infections.

On Wednesday, health authorities reported more than 30,000 new infections for the second day in a row, a sequence not seen since late April.

The seven-day moving average of daily new cases, which equals reporting irregularities, stands at a three-month high of 21,761 and has nearly quadrupled in one month.

The number of people treated in intensive care for Covid-19 is almost 1,500, a figure last seen in late September.

From President Emmanuel Macron On Wednesday, the government said it would focus on stricter social distancing rules and a faster reinforcement program and wanted to avoid imposing blockades again as other European countries have done.

PCR tests for the unvaccinated will only be valid for one day, rather than the current 72 hours, and working from home will likely be recommended when possible.

The booster injections will become a requirement for a valid health pass, which is required in France to enter restaurants, cafes, cinemas and museums, among other public places.

According to the data available on the website of the Ministry of Health, France has more than 30 million vaccines in stock.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

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