French President Emmanuel Macron announced postponement of the pre-decided easing of anti-Covid measures, since France is undergoing the fifth wave of the pandemic.
“We are not done with the pandemic yet,” he warned in his address to the nation.
Macron said that all barrier gestures that protect people from both Covid-19 and other contagious winter diseases should be given more attention, Xinhua news agency reported.
The health ministry registered 11,883 new cases on Wednesday, the second day in a row with a new case tally over 10,000. New cases have seen double-digit percentage increases week-on-week since around mid-October.
Warning that Corona virus infection rates are accelerating again in the nation, French president Emmanuel Macron earlier this week said that the people aged 65 and above in France will require to present a proof of a COVID-19 booster shot in order to be able to visit restaurants, attend cultural events, and travel in intercity trains. “From December 15, you [over 65s] will need to provide proof of a booster jab to extend the validity of your health pass,” he was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency during an address to the country.
The French President also urged his country’s six million people eligible for the vaccine who have not even received the first jab yet, to come forward and get vaccinated. “This is an appeal to responsibility – get vaccinated,” Macron said. Warning that the pandemic isn’t over yet, he said that all the disease appropriate behavior that protect people from both Covid-19 and other contagious diseases during winters should be given more attention at this time.
(With Agency Inputs)