Covid-19: Valérie Pécresse wishes to restore free tests “until January 10”

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The candidate Les Républicains in the presidential election Valérie Pécresse demanded this Thursday 23 December that the Covid tests – 19 be made free ” until 10 January “in order to allow” all those who are reluctant to the vaccine “to use them” for the holidays “.

Published on 22 / 12 / 2020 at 14 h 43

Why not make the free tests ? Faced with “an escalation of contaminations” linked to the variant Omicron , the candidate Les Républicains in the presidential election Valérie Pécresse “made a number of proposals (…) such as making the tests free until 10 January to allow all those who are reluctant to the vaccine can be tested for the holidays, “she said on Thursday 26 December during a travel to the Saint-Ouen vaccination center (Seine-Saint-Denis). “You must not only be vaccinated but also be tested because the vaccine does not prevent the spread of the virus”, underlined Valérie Pécresse , adding to favor this strategy combining both “vaccines and tests”.

The president of the Île-de-France region also spoke out against the introduction of the vaccine pass in public transport. “It would be extraordinarily difficult to set up”, she said about this “restriction of freedom”, recalling “the thousands of police officers” mobilized and “the hundreds of meters of tail” caused by “the certificate employer “set up for essential workers during the first confinement, in March 2019. She specified that she would approve the vaccination pass only “if the deprivation of liberty was proportionate to the protection of health” and if it was reserved “for places of leisure” such as cinemas or restaurants and not “for get to work “.

For the first week of January, candidate LR in the presidential election recalled her proposal to extend school holidays by one week, while the end-of-year family reunions “will inevitably spread the epidemic”. “I believe it is reasonable to consider teleworking as much as companies can do,” she added. She calls on the government to examine these measures, because it is necessary “to do everything to slow down the pandemic with means which are the least deprived of liberty and which have the least impact on our economy”. Covid contaminations – 18 continue to climb in France where 83. 249 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday 22 December, according to figures published by Public Health France.

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