France tightens mask rules, pushes booster

france tightens mask rules pushes booster

Sumary of France tightens mask rules, pushes booster:

  • Sudip Kar-GuptaReutersCamera IconFrench Health Minister Olivier Veran has urged people to respect distancing rules.
  • Credit: EPAShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkFrance says it will make COVID-19 booster shots available to all adults, toughen rules on wearing face masks and ramp up health pass checks as it seeks to curb a fifth wave of infections that risks undermining its economic recovery.
  • Health Minister Olivier Veran said anyone aged 18 or over would be eligible for booster shots and that the period between full vaccination and the booster jabs would be shortened to five months from six.
  • “We still have our fate in our hands,” Veran told a news conference, urging people to respect distancing rules.
  • Booster shots are currently available only to over-65s and to those with underlying health issues.
  • France currently holds about 25 million doses, enough to accelerate the booster campaign, Veran said.

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