The coronavirus vaccination in France has covered more than 50% of the adult population in France, and so far the situation is only getting better every week. This was announced on Sunday by the Minister of Health Olivier Veran on the air of the TV channel Bae-f-em.
“More than 80% of the elderly and more than half of the country’s adult population have been vaccinated,” the minister said. According to the Ministry of Health, in total, 27.8 million people received the first dose of vaccination in the country, and another 12.2 million received the full course of vaccination.
At the same time, the minister pointed out with concern the “carelessness” of some French people, who, “having barely received the first dose of vaccination, weaken their vigilance,” which became especially noticeable against the backdrop of the start of mass vaccination. “We have a certain number of patients in the emergency services who have received the initial vaccination, but they have not yet developed immunity. I remind the French that you are protected only a few days after the second dose, one dose does not provide sufficient protection for everyday conditions.” – he stressed.
According to Veran, in general, the epidemic situation in the country has improved significantly compared to last month, and the lifting of restrictions did not affect this positive trend. He clarified that the incidence is now below 100 cases per 100 thousand of the population and continues to decrease by 20% weekly, and the number of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care has decreased to 2.5 thousand people, although at the end of April there were about 6 thousand . human. “The virus continues to retreat. When the daily increase in new cases falls below the level of 2 thousand, then we can consider that we have won this battle,” concluded Veran.
“Now there is not even a question of abandoning the mask regime on the streets at least until the end of June. We will not require the French to wear masks for at least one day longer than necessary. During the summer, the French will definitely receive answers to questions about on this matter, “the minister said. He recalled that the mandatory wearing of masks had already been canceled in a number of regions on beaches and in recreational areas near water bodies, but stressed that it was too early to refuse masks in parks, and even more so in stores.
According to the latest data from the authorities, since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 5.7 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country, during the last week the incidence remains below 10 thousand cases per day. 110 tons died from complications caused by covid