Weather
18 ° C
18°C
Breaking News

29 Covid cases 16 May, 6 hospitalised - 3 res, 45 home monitored, 11,922 recoveries, 57 deaths, 207 incidence rate, 71.7% vaccinated

France extends Covid booster shot to all adults

France extends Covid booster shot to all adults

By Cassandra Tanti - November 25, 2021

France will make Covid-19 booster jabs available to all adults from this Saturday, Health Minister Olivier Véran announced on Thursday, ruling out curfews and lockdowns to curb a fifth wave of infections. 

Veran told a press conference in Paris “We still have fate in our hands”, although he warned that the fifth wave of infections “will be longer and tougher” than the fourth.

He said the government would make a third dose of the vaccine available to all people aged 18 or above as of Saturday, adding that France had sufficient supplies of vaccines.

From 15th January, booster shots will become a requirement for a valid health pass.

The minister said health regulators will examine whether or not children aged five to 11 should have the Covid-19 vaccine, though he said no decision will be made before 2022.

Monaco made third dose vaccines available to all adults in early November.

The number of infections is doubling every 11 days in France but officials said there was no need to follow European countries such as Austria that have reimposed lockdowns.

Putting more pressure on people not yet vaccinated, Veran also said PCR tests would only be valid for one day – instead of 72 hours currently.

France’s health minister said at this stage he doesn’t foresee imposing either a lockdown or a curfew.

Meanwhile, Italy has imposed new restrictions on the unvaccinated, sharply limiting their access to public venues. From 6th December, unvaccinated people in the country will not be able to enter cinemas, restaurants and sports events, as announced by Prime Minister Mario Draghi late on Wednesday.

Only those holding the “super green pass” (proof of full vaccination rather than a negative test or proof of recent recovery from the virus) will be able to enter many indoor spaces.

“We are seeing the situation in bordering countries is very serious and we also see that the situation in Italy is gradually but constantly getting worse,” Draghi told reporters.

“We want to be very prudent to try to safeguard what Italians have achieved in the last year.”

 

 

SEE ALSO:

Monaco makes third shot available for everyone over 18

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash
shares
SHARE
Sign up to our newsletter
Loading
Previous articleOde to Princess Charlene in tree planting ceremony
Next articleImpressive AS Monaco secure Europa League progression

daily

Cassandra Tanti

Multi-Michelin starred Chef Yannick Alléno will create an association for the victims of repeat offenders following the recent death of his son in a tragic road accident in Paris.

0
May 13, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

No more masks indoors

Cassandra Tanti

Masks are no longer mandatory inside public venues in Monaco for both staff and customers, the government has announced. However the rule has not been dropped in all circumstances.

0
May 12, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

France drops face mask rule for transport from Monday

Cassandra Tanti

Face masks will no longer be required on public transport, including trains and planes, from Monday 16th May, the French health ministry has announced.

0
May 11, 2022 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

New PAM parking spaces explained

Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has introduced designated parking for drivers who are delivering products ordered online, making life easier for all road users and facilitating the digital transition of the Principality.

0