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Covid in China: France “in its role” by asking for tests, according to Borne


France is “in its role” by asking travelers from China to carry out Covid tests, Prime Minister Élisabeth...

France is "

in its role

" by asking travelers from China for Covid tests, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne said on Tuesday, after this country, faced with a resumption of the epidemic, deemed

the measures "


". taken by a dozen countries.

My government is playing its part by protecting the French and asking for tests.

(…) We are doing this in compliance with the rules of the World Health Organization and we will continue to do so

, ”said the head of the French government on France Info radio.

Élisabeth Borne recalled that, since Sunday, passengers boarding a flight from China to France "

committed to accepting a test on arrival, a test which is also subject, when it is positive, from sequencing.

This allows us to have data on the evolution of the virus.

We obviously want to make sure that there are no new variants


All these decisions were taken after an initial meeting between all the directors general of health in European countries.

We will have consultation meetings

, ”she said.

Our goal, and I think all scientists agree on this point, is really to be able to monitor the evolution of the epidemic


Beijing, through its foreign ministry, on Tuesday condemned the imposition of Covid tests by a dozen countries on travelers from China, warning that it could take “


” in retaliation.

Source: lefigaro

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