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6:45 am. The end of the state of health emergency promulgated in the JO. The law governing the gradual exit from the state of health emergency, which notably allows the establishment of a controversial “health pass”, is promulgated in the Official Journal on Tuesday.
The Journal also publishes the decision of the Constitutional Council, which on Monday evening gave the green light to all of this law organizing the transitional regime of the state of health emergency, in a context of the decline of the Covid epidemic. 19 and acceleration of vaccination.
The text provides a legal framework for the deconfinement measures announced by the executive, without lowering our guard against the hypothesis of an epidemic resumption. It will end on September 30, and not the end of October as the executive had wished.
6:40 am. The drop in hospital pressure continues in France. The number of patients with Covid-19 and hospitalized in critical care continues to decline. Health authorities have identified fewer than 17,000 patients hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection. Among them, 2,945 are in critical care (against 6,000 on April 26).
6:35 am. 126 new deaths in Francein the last 24 hours. A total of 109,557 people have lost their lives since the start of the epidemic.
6.30 a.m. Update on vaccination in France. Vaccination, open to any adult since Monday, continues to accelerate. A total of 25,763,596 people have received a first injection. Finally, 10,971,772 people received both injections.
6:25 a.m. Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron vaccinated against Covid-19. The president announced on Twitter that he and his wife received an injection of the vaccine more than five months after they both contracted Covid-19. Read here.
6:20 a.m. Green light from the Constitutional Council for the health pass. The “Sages” validated the controversial government “health pass” project provided for by law governing the gradual exit from the state of health emergency. This “pass” will be limited to large gatherings, such as festivals, and subject to a series of measures limiting attacks on individual freedoms.
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