France is entering a fifth wave of Covid despite strict vaccination mandates.
“Several neighboring countries are already in a fifth wave of the COVID epidemic, what we are experiencing in France clearly looks like the beginning of a fifth wave,” Veran told TF1 television, adding that the circulation of the virus was accelerating, Reuters reported.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he will link vaccine passports to Covid recalls for people over the age of 65 as cases increase across France.
“If you were vaccinated more than six months ago, I encourage you to book an appointment now,” Macron said.
Emmanuel Macron announced new vaccination requirements on Tuesday as coronavirus cases begin to rise again across France, including the binding of so-called vaccine passports for entry into certain booster spaces for people of equal age. or over 65 years of age.
Warning that a fifth wave of COVID-19 has already begun, the French president said in a televised speech that as of December 15, vaccination passports of people aged 65 and over will no longer be valid if they have not received a booster vaccination: currently this is the only age group capable of getting an additional vaccine, but Macron also announced that people between the ages of 50 and 64 should be able to get one “at the beginning of December”.