France to announce COVID booster doses for all adults


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


France is expected to announce COVID-19 booster injections will be made available to all adults along with stricter rules on wearing face masks and tighter health card checks to curb a new wave of infections , French media reported.

Health Minister Olivier Veran is due to hold a press conference at noon on Thursday.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government said on Wednesday it would focus on tighter social distancing rules and a faster recall program and that it wanted to prevent lockdowns from being re-imposed by some other European countries.

BFM TV and the daily Le Figaro were among the local media that detailed the government’s strategy to fight the new wave of infections that is spreading rapidly.

The time between full vaccination and a booster would be reduced to five months instead of six months and PCR tests for unvaccinated people will only be valid for one day, BFM and Le Figaro said.

Booster injections will gradually become a requirement of a valid health title, required in France to enter restaurants, cafes, cinemas and museums, among other public places.

Health ministry officials were not immediately available for comment.

France reported 32,591 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, while the number of COVID patients in intensive care approached the threshold of 1,500.

(Reuters)



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