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Covid-19: there will be no shortage of self-tests, promises the government


“11 million (self-tests) have been delivered this week and they will continue to be delivered,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Friday morning.

There will be no shortage of self-tests in France thanks in particular to the distribution of state stock, promised government spokesman Gabriel Attal during a visit on Friday January 14 to a warehouse for the distribution of products from health in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis).

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The stocks (of self-tests) are arriving, they are numerous, 11 million have been delivered this week and they will continue to be delivered

” in pharmacies, said the government spokesperson, acknowledging “


” at the start .

of the Omicron wave. To meet demand, when a new record of 12 million tests per week was reached last week, "

the State stock of Public Health France of self-tests has been destocked

", he announced. to the press.

For Gabriel Attal, the government is maintaining the “


” in the face of the Covid: “

keeping the country open

”, “

keeping the schools open

”, despite the multiplication of contaminations.

For this, the relaxed health protocol now asks students with contact cases to produce three negative self-tests, without the obligation of an antigenic or PCR test, to continue going to class, as Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Monday.

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This relaxation was not enough to prevent a massive strike Thursday in National Education to denounce in particular the lack of consultation on the part of the government.

Following the mobilization, the unions were received Thursday evening by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health and the Minister of National Education.

A “

continuous dialogue will now take place between representatives of educational personnel and the government with the Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Health, twice a month

”, assured the government spokesperson.

Source: lefigaro

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