(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) France’s new confirmed cases exceed 20,000 in a single day, the French Prime Minister announces new targets for vaccination
China News Service, Paris, July 21 (Reporter Li Yang) The number of newly confirmed cases in France exceeded 20,000 in a single day on the 21st. French Prime Minister Castel announced the new target of new crown vaccination on the same day, and further elaborated on the scope of the use of health passes.
According to data released by the French Ministry of Health on the evening of the 21st, the number of newly confirmed cases in France reached 21,539 in a single day on the 21st, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases rose to 5,911,601. The cumulative number of deaths in France is now 111,547, with 22 new deaths.
The epidemic situation in many parts of France has continued to deteriorate. The incidence of new crowns in the Pyrenees-Orientales in southern France has risen to as many as 376 infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants. French Minister of Health Villan warned that the epidemic situation in Paris and other places has begun to become tense from an epidemiological perspective.
French Prime Minister Castel announced a new vaccination target on the 21st through French National Television One. He said that by the end of August, 50 million people will be vaccinated with at least one dose. The goal of vaccinating at least one dose of 40 million people by the end of July should be achieved. He said that most of the newly confirmed infections are not vaccinated, so vaccinations are very necessary.
Castel confirmed that the health pass will be used in cultural and entertainment venues from the 21st, and will be expanded to catering institutions from August. He said that after a period of “tolerance”, the government will strengthen inspections on the use of health passes. But he also said that the school will not implement a health pass system after the new school year starts in September.
According to official arrangements, people must present a valid health pass when entering museums, movie theaters, theaters and other cultural venues from the 21st, and a health pass can only be obtained through a certificate of new crown vaccination or a negative virus test.
At present, relevant anti-epidemic bills such as the health pass system are under consideration by the National Assembly (lower house of parliament). The opposition parties have proposed many amendments, but the government hopes to push forward the debate agenda as soon as possible so that the bill can be voted through before this weekend. (Finish)