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France shortens the validity of PCR tests for COVID-19

PCR tests for coronavirus in France will last 24 hours instead of 72 hours. This was announced on Thursday, November 25, by the head of the French Ministry of Health Olivier Veran.

“New restrictive measures will come into force on November 29,” the newspaper quoted him as saying. Paris Match.

All Frenchmen from 18 to 65 years old will have their sanitary passes canceled from January 15, if they do not undergo revaccination, the minister stressed. He specified that citizens are given two months to be vaccinated with the third component of the vaccine.

Eve portal BFM.TV reported that in a week in France, the number of children who became infected with COVID-19 increased 2.5 times. Approximately 340 children out of 100,000 minors have contracted coronavirus.

Currently, more than 6,000 school classes have been quarantined due to the worsening epidemiological situation, the country’s education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquet, told the publication. At the same time, Paris is considering the possibility of vaccinating children against the background of a tense situation with morbidity.

On November 24, Italy also tightened restrictive measures for citizens unvaccinated from COVID-19. The changes affected the green pass COVID certificate. The document will be issued for a period of 48 hours. It will be available after passing the coronavirus test. The pass will work only for access to work and shops with the necessary goods, as well as for trips on interregional transport.

In addition, the so-called super green pass has been introduced in the country for those who have received the vaccine or have recovered from the coronavirus infection. Its owners will be able to visit indoor restaurants, sports, entertainment and cultural institutions.