Prime Minister Jean Castix, who has called for a “win in the battle against the virus”, announced today Saturday that the symbolic limit of 30 million French people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 has been crossed.
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“Goal achieved! Thank you to all who are mobilizing for immunization,” the Prime Minister posted on Twitter.
The figure of 30 million injectors for the first time was initially forecast next Tuesday.
The health authorities stressed that the improvement in the health situation in France and the gradual lifting of restrictions in daily life should not be accompanied by a relaxation of vigilance.
Thus, targeted vaccinations are planned for this weekend in Alsace, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of the Great East announced on Saturday after the discovery of a “cluster with a delta variant (Indian said)” – considered more infectious – within the upper school. des Arts du Rhin, in Strasbourg, which is closed.
The French can take advantage of this weekend, for the first time since the end of October, the reopening of indoor restaurants, gyms and swimming pools. The curfew has also been postponed until 11 pm.
In Paris on Friday evening, hundreds of young people decided to celebrate this new, more festive table by gathering at the Esplanade des Invalides, often crowded and without a mask, until the police intervened to disperse them.
The French public health authority announced, on Friday evening, that 298,31488 people had received at least one injection (56.8% of the main population) and that more than 15.4 million had been fully vaccinated, or a fifth of the population.
Despite the frequency of vaccinations, some warn of a possible decrease in the frequency as summer approaches, although the level of coverage is far from sufficient in the event of a strong resumption of the epidemic.
However, the epidemic continued to decline, with 2,163 patients in critical care on Friday, to the lowest level since October 19. The number of new daily infections has fallen below 5,000 over the past week.