Laura Laplaud 7:13 p.m., November 25, 2021

The booster dose extended to all adults over 18, wearing a mask again compulsory everywhere indoors, no more class closures from the first case of coronavirus in primary school, the announcements of the Minister of Health Olivier Véran on Thursday did not surprise the guests of "Punchline" on Europe 1 and CNews. Are the sanitary measures sufficient? Laurence Ferrari's guests debated it.

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During a press conference, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran and the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced on Thursday new measures, in particular on vaccination, the health pass and the wearing of masks.

But nothing on PCR and antigen tests, paying for people not vaccinated since October 15.

"There is a subject on which I expected him to be able to loosen the lock, it is the free tests", launches Karim Zeribi, CNews consultant on the

Punchline set


No free tests

However, reinstating free screening tests was one of the measures expected by part of the population.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon had also suggested it to our colleagues from TF1: "For the quality of our end-of-year celebrations, we must reinstate the free test".

But this solution to contain the fifth wave of coronavirus seems difficult to envisage for François Pupponi, related Member of the Modem of Val-d'Oise "There is just a budgetary problem", he says.

"If we have to make testing free again, we have to budget for it and I think we will have to at some point."


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This time, no containment or curfew.

"We can pass this wave without resorting to the most restrictive tools," said Olivier Véran.

A situation which could evolve but for the moment the government has decided to bet on vaccination and barrier gestures.

"We cannot have a peremptory and definitive speech permanently", laments the writer Joseph Macé-Scaron on Europe 1 and CNews.


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The booster dose is extended to all over 18s and can be performed five months after the last injection, instead of six.

A third dose to be performed as soon as possible since from January 15, the health pass will no longer be active for people who have not carried out this reminder.

Wearing a mask becomes compulsory again in all covered places from Friday, including those subject to the health pass.