French authorities to end COVID-19 screening to the public for free By mid-October hopes to solve the problem of people who refuse to vaccinate against COVID-19
French government spokesmanslotxoGabriel Attal Announcement of guidelines for changing new measures to control Covid-19 After a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and relevant ministers stating that there will be no screening test for COVID-19 to the public for free. Except for those who have a doctor's prescription only. This approach will begin to be harmonized in many EU countries. Piloted by Germany, which recently announced that it will end free screening tests from 11 October onwards.
In addition, France has taken other measures, especially requiring people to present a health certificate before entering facilities. The health certificate or health pass must prove that who will use the service at that place vaccinated or has a negative test result in the last 48 hours, or has been infected with COVID and has recovered in the previous 11 days – 6 months, either Especially in shopping centers with an area of ??more than 20,000 square meters, in a region with a COVID-19 infection rate of more than 200 cases per 100,000 residents.
Meanwhile, France will begin providing a third dose of booster vaccine to at-risk people and the elderly in mid-September. The Ministry of Public Health will inform the details of which risk groups will be again. And will be open for registration and reservations from the end of this month onwards
France currently has 45 million doses of the first vaccination against COVID-19 as of August 10, accounting for 67.2 percent of the population. More than half of the 67 million people in France have completed two doses of the vaccine. The French government aims to provide 50 million first-dose vaccinations and 35 million full-dose vaccinations by the end of August.