By Caroline J., Cécile D. Updated November 25, 2021 at 9:20 p.m. Posted on November 25, 2021 at 6:25 p.m.
Invited at 8 p.m. on TF1 this Thursday, November 25, 2021, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran made several announcements including the strengthening of border controls, new entry rules to reach overseas territories or the reopening of 300 vaccination centers . We take stock.
To slow down the strong epidemic recovery in France, Olivier Véran held a press conference this Thursday, November 25 at midday. The minister detailed the various measures taken by the government to stem the 5th wave which is currently rife in the country. Among these measures? The booster dose open to all adults 18 years of age and more from this Saturday, November 27, the validity of PCR tests reduced to 24 hours, or the return of mask required indoors in places open to the public.
Covid: 3rd dose, masks, health pass … Olivier Véran’s announcements
While a Defense Council was held on Wednesday, November 24 in the morning, outlining the measures to be taken to deal with the 5th wave of Covid, Olivier Véran held a press conference this Thursday, November 25 specifying these measures to come. Reinforcement of the health pass, extension of the 3rd dose to all French people, return of the mask both indoors and outdoors … We take stock! [Lire la suite]
A few hours after he spoke, Olivier Véran was invited to 8 p.m. TF1 to make other announcements, while Jean Castex is still in solitary confinement, having tested positive for covid-19.
During this interview, the minister reacted in particular to the decision of the Morocco to suspend its flights with France. ” We take note of the Moroccans’ decision and we will do our best for our French nationals who stayed in Morocco this evening and who are wondering »Said the minister.
Olivier Véran has also announced a strengthening of border controls. “ This will be specified within 24 to 48 hours “He indicated before specifying that” a decree will define things precisely “. “ But we will strengthen them for people who are not vaccinated and who would like to come to France, and for people returning from so-called ‘orange’ or ‘red’ countries, that is to say countries in which the virus circulates a lot and where there would possibly be suspicion of variants ” has explained Olivier Véran.
The Minister of Health also detailed the new entry rules for overseas territories. Soon a negative test will be required to reach overseas, even for vaccinated people. ” If you are not vaccinated and want to go overseas, you will need to have a negative test for less than 24 hours. And if you are vaccinated, you will have to present either an antigen test of less than 48 hours or a PCR test of less than 72 hours »He declared this Thursday evening on TF1.
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Olivier Véran was also asked about the vaccination open to all adults 18 and over as of this Saturday. “ There is enough stock to immunize anyone who wants it and for the booster doses of all eligible adults. In the next two months, all French people will have had the opportunity to get their booster dose. The slots will become more and more free in the coming days. »He said, announcing at the same time the reopening of 300 vaccination centers, without specifying which ones.
Finally, the Minister of Health confirmed on Thursday that the health pass would be required in ski resorts as long as the incidence rate is greater than 200, to avoid ” a black season at white resorts “. As a reminder, Jean Castex announced in early November that the health pass could become compulsory in ski resorts if the national incidence rate exceeded 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.