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Olivier Véran says PCR tests will only be valid for 24 hours from Monday

  • 1 Vaccination booster open to over 18s, as early as five months after two injections
  • The Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced that the vaccine booster against covid-19, usually a third dose, would now be “open to all adults from 5 months after their last injection”, from this Saturday. “In practice, this concerns 25 million French people, of whom 6 million have already received their booster, so there are still 19 million French people to date who become eligible for the booster vaccination and whom we call on to be vaccinated in the next two months,” a he clarified. He also recalled “that a covid-19 infection is worth an injection”.

  • 2 The health pass becomes invalid after seven months in the absence of a reminder
  • As for those over 65 from December 15, all adults will have to justify on their health pass “from January 15” 2022 having received a booster dose of anti-covid vaccine at most seven months after the previous one. “This leaves two months to make its booster”, which is now available 5 months after the second injection. A new option in the TousAntiCovid application will alert users of the imminent expiration of their health pass.

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  • 3 The validity of the tests for the sanitary pass reduced to 24 hours
  • The government is driving the point home to encourage vaccination: the period of validity of negative tests for covid-19 opening the right to the health pass will be reduced to 24 hours, against 72 hours currently. “Concretely, if you are not vaccinated, you will have to be tested every day, at your expense, to benefit from a health pass,” said Olivier Véran.

  • 4 Wearing a mask is compulsory in all closed places
  • It could be abandoned – with exceptions – in places subject to the sanitary pass: the wearing of the mask will have to make its return in all closed public places, from Friday. “The prefects will also be empowered to make it compulsory to wear a mask for outdoor events, such as for example Christmas markets”, which will be subject to the health pass, “or flea markets,” said Olivier Véran.

  • 5 No more class closures from the 1st case in primary, but general screening
  • The Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced this Thursday that from next week, there will be no more class closures in primary schools from the first case of covid-19 detected in a student . “From next week, when a student tests positive, all the students in the class are tested in turn and only the classmates who test positive stay at home,” said the minister, stressing that “8,500 schools (were ) closed yesterday (Wednesday), against 4,100 on November 19 ”.

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