271,686 new cases of corona registered in France

Digital Desk, Paris. In France, 271,686 new cases of corona were reported in the last 24 hours, which is the highest number of cases since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country.

According to the data released by the French Public Health Agency, a total of 20,186 patients of Corona are currently hospitalized and 3,665 of them are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Xinhua news agency reported.

On the importance of vaccination, Health Minister Olivier Veran said in the French National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon that vaccination helps people not develop severe symptoms.

Discussion on the Vaccine Pass Bill in Parliament was adjourned after midnight on Monday after most lawmakers in the lower house voted to adjourn the late-night session.

If the Vaccine Pass Bill is passed, it will become mandatory for people to show proof of vaccination to go to restaurants or cinemas or other public places and the option to show a recent negative test report will be removed.

Prime Minister Jean Casteux has held the National Assembly irresponsible for postponing the debate on the draft bill.

“We are in a race against time, cases are increasing due to the virus and you are pulling the handbrake,” he said.

With a complete vaccination plan, those in close contact with a corona infected person will not have to go into quarantine or home-isolation, but will have to follow preventive measures along with regular tests.

Veran previously announced that in order to keep the health pass valid, the delay between the second dose and the booster dose would be a maximum of 4 months, starting February 15.

Those with valid health passes will also need a booster shot after receiving two doses of China’s vaccines and one dose of mRNA vaccine.

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