The health certificate of COVID-19 that from this Monday, August 9, 2021, will be required in France to enter bars, restaurants and other public places will be valid with a negative test less than 72 hours, and not 48, announced this Sunday, August 8, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.
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In addition to a PCR test or an antigen test, a self-test will also be accepted, he indicated in an interview in the newspaper Le Parisien, according to which these changes compared to what has been planned so far will allow better face the demand for tests. This last week more than four million were made.
The minister made these changes public a day after 237 thousand people joined the manifestaran in all France against the requirement of that certificate and against the obligation for health personnel to be vaccinated by October 15 at the latest.
“Whatever the amount of protesters opposite to vaccine, it will always be less than the number of French people who are vaccinated at the same time ”, he indicated.
The protests of this Saturday, August 7, 2021, the fourth consecutive, were the most numerous to date: 204 thousand people had protested last Saturday, July 31, compared to 161 thousand the previous week or 110 thousand of the day 17.
For Véran, the extension as of this Monday, August 9, 2021, of the health certificate, which since July 21 was already required to enter cultural and leisure places such as cinemas, libraries or museums, is not a disguised vaccination obligation.
“It is an incitement to get vaccinated, to take a test or not to go to crowded places ”, he says about that document that requires the complete vaccination schedule, a negative test or proof of having overcome the coronavirus.
With information from EFE