Government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Monday promised "clarifications" announced "in the coming days" regarding the use of the health pass for pregnant women and people who cannot receive the Covid vaccine, ensuring that there was no question of forcing them to be tested every 48 hours.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Monday promised "clarifications" announced "in the coming days" regarding the use of the health pass for pregnant women and people who cannot receive the Covid vaccine.

"In the coming days, clarifications will be given so that (these people) are not penalized," Gabriel Attal promised on franceinfo, ensuring that there was no question of forcing them to be tested every 48 hours.

The use of the health pass should be extended on Wednesday at the entrance to all places of leisure and culture bringing together more than 50 people, before, "at the beginning of August", to be extended to restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, medical establishments. and long-distance transport. 

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For people who cannot be vaccinated, the government's idea would be to allow them to obtain a health pass, despite their inability to be vaccinated, often for medical reasons, and without having to undergo regular tests.

It is "not planned" to apply for the health pass in higher education, also added Gabriel Attal, without specifying the measures that would be in place at the start of the school year in September.

An increase in the "stratospheric" incidence rate

The increase in the incidence rate, "of almost + 100%" over the last seven days, is "extremely worrying, stratospheric", he also insisted on underlining.

"So yes, we must adapt our measures in the face of a much more contagious variant," replied Gabriel Attal, questioned on Saturday's demonstrations against the extension of the health pass.

The Council of Ministers adopts the bill on Monday including the new anti-Covid measures, including the extension of the health pass, before a review this week by Parliament, under pressure from the resumption of the epidemic in France.

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