Virginie Riva, edited by Solène Leroux 6:22 a.m., December 6, 2021

New restrictions could be imposed after the health defense council this morning.

The question of school, a place of contamination, comes back to the table again.

The standoff between epidemiologists and hospital doctors is starting again, while the children are not vaccinated.

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A decision that does not pass with doctors: that of no longer closing primary and kindergarten classes as soon as a case of Covid-19 appears.

The incidence rate among 6-12 year olds is increasing sharply: + 92% in one week, it is now 663.

The new school health protocol is against the current dynamics of the epidemic according to some specialists.

"France has managed to preserve the education of these children. This is very good, but come and take a relief measure at a time when we are entering the heart of a fifth wave", details Djillali Annane, head of the intensive care unit at the Raymond-Poincaré hospital in Garches.

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And to add that stronger measures would be appreciated: "It is a lever on which we would like to be able to play because what is happening is that in the entourage of these children, fragile people will develop severe forms and end up in hospital, "he says.

Non-compulsory tests

The idea in the new school protocol is to systematically test students to isolate those who are infected.

It is now necessary to be able to return to class.

Problem ?

The second test on D + 7, in order to be able to return to class after having been ill, is not compulsory at this stage.

The Minister of National Education did not rule out imposing it at the end of the week.

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