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Covid-19: vaccination centers are "not intended to last" after the end of March, according to the authorities

2022-03-08T16:46:15.393Z

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.



End of the health protocol in companies from March 14, Novavax available from Tuesday in the West Indies, the Minister of Agriculture tested positive...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Tuesday March 8 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic. 19.

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End of the health protocol in companies from March 14

The company health protocol will cease to apply from Monday March 14, the date on which the wearing of a mask will no longer be compulsory in closed places, the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, announced on LCI on Tuesday.

The corporate health protocol will also disappear from next Monday

” and “

we will resume normal rules

”, announced the minister.

She specified that it would be necessary “

Obviously to continue to apply hygiene rules

”, such as washing hands, cleaning surfaces and ventilating the premises.

The rules of distance will disappear

”, as well as those applied in collective catering, she specified.

As for telework, "

we had already given the hand to companies

", it therefore already depends on "

rules which are defined in social dialogue within companies

", recalled the minister.

»SEE ALSO – Covid-19: Elisabeth Borne announces the end of the company health protocol on March 14

Covid vaccination centers: towards a reduction in the airfoil at the end of March

Vaccination centers specifically dedicated to Covid-19 are "

not intended to last

" after the end of March, if the epidemic wave continues to ebb in France, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

As the end of the compulsory vaccination pass approaches, the vaccination campaign experienced "

a fairly marked slowdown

" last week with 309,000 injections, a trend which should "

continue

", according to the ministry.

The number of " active

" vaccination centers

, which carry out more than 100 weekly anti-Covid injections, has already fallen to 400, compared to 700 the previous week, the same source said during a press briefing. .

During March, we want to maintain a minimum base of centers, with two challenges, pediatric vaccination and vaccination with Novavax

”, explained the ministry, which asked the Regional Health Agencies (ARS) to work in this direction.

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Novavax available from Tuesday in the West Indies

The first doses of Novavax can be administered on Tuesday in Guadeloupe and Martinique, islands of the Antilles to which this vaccine against Covid, but without messenger RNA, is delivered as a priority, in order to increase the vaccination rate there.

Novavax, presented as an alternative for those who are afraid of messenger RNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), will be distributed on Tuesday in five vaccination centers in Martinique, announced the Martinique Regional Health Agency.

Read alsoCovid-19: why Novavax could convince those who are hesitant about vaccination

Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie positive for Covid-19

The Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie announced Tuesday to be positive for Covid-19 after spending ten days at the Agricultural Show where 500,000 visitors flocked, many of them unmasked.

I have just tested positive for Covid.

In accordance with the health protocol in force, I isolate myself for the time necessary and continue to work remotely

, ”he said on Twitter.

Julien Denormandie was present almost continuously at the Salon, organized in Paris from February 26 to March 6, the 2022 edition of which was disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Minister, who participated in numerous round tables, meetings and press conferences, said on Saturday that he had traveled with his teams "

more than 90 km in the spans of the Salon

", defending French "

food sovereignty

", as close as possible to industries hit by the consequences of the war in Ukraine.

The minister wandered around with or without a mask depending on the moment.

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There is reason to believe

" at the end of the pandemic, says Vincent Bordenave

US sends 840,000 vaccines to Uganda via '

humanitarian stamp

' mechanism

The United States is shipping 840,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine to Uganda on Tuesday, through an international mechanism specifically for humanitarian crises, a White House official said.

This will be the first delivery of Johnson & Johnson vaccines as part of the "

humanitarian buffer

", a stock of vaccines managed by the international mechanism Covax, and which should benefit vulnerable populations who have remained away from vaccination campaigns. governmental.

The United States will also build up a stock of 300,000 other doses of the same vaccine that can be distributed worldwide to humanitarian personnel or United Nations peacekeeping missions, according to the same source.

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Malaysia to reopen to tourists after two years of closure

Malaysia will reopen its borders to tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from April 1, authorities announced on Tuesday, joining a growing number of countries easing restrictions in a bid to live with the virus.

The Southeast Asian country, dependent on tourism and known for its white sand beaches and lush forests, closed its borders in March 2020. Now, it will be enough to show a simple negative test to enter.

The government has decided to open its borders on April 1, 2022

,” Prime Minister Ismail Sabri announced at a press conference.

We believe this decision will boost our economy and help revive our struggling tourism sector

.”

” SEE ALSO – Covid-19: “There is reason to believe” at the end of the pandemic, says Vincent Bordenave

Source: lefigaro

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