The Minister spoke of the “citizen’s duty”, which is “to protect oneself in the face of a highly transmissible variable”, but also to “protect others, especially the most vulnerable” in confined spaces. All without “going so far as to commit” to wearing a mask.

France, like European countries, is facing a re-emergence of pollution, in particular the BA.5 variant. May Bourguignon appealed last Thursday to the “citizen’s responsibility” to deal with it.

It renewed its call for a new booster dose of the fourth vaccination for certain population groups. “I’m calling on people who haven’t used it to do it very quickly,” she said, citing people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised.


Professor Alan Fisher, chair of the Vaccine Strategy Steering Board, on Sunday called on those people to give a second booster shot. In this regard, Me Bourguignon noted that we will “probably come” for a fourth dose of the vaccine for everyone.

The minister, who is supposed to leave her post with the announcement of the formation of the new government, is waiting “probably on Thursday” to hand over the emergency services task entrusted to the president of the Samu-Urgences de France Francois Brown.


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