Castex announced on Twitter that he had reached the 20 million mark, a figure that represents about 30% of the population, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
“This is a very important moment for the whole country because it supports our prospects for exiting the crisis, reinforced by the evolution of epidemic data, which is regressing everywhere in France”, declared Castex earlier in the day during a mass visit. vaccination site at the Palais des Congrès at Porte de Versailles in Paris.
“The next goal is 30 million first doses. It is within our reach, ”he added.
Admissions to Covid-19 hospital continued to decline in France on Saturday. In the past 24 hours, the number of inpatients declined from 456 to 22,950 patients, continuing a negative trend for the second week in a row.
The number of patients in intensive care, a key indicator to assess the capacity of the health system to cope with the epidemic, has fallen from 81 to 4,271.
Since the epidemic, France has confirmed 5.86 million cases and 107,535 deaths. The two indicators increased respectively by 15,685 and 112 in one day.
From May 19, non-essential stores will reopen in France. Restaurants and cafes can take up half of their capacity on the terraces with a maximum of six people per table. Museums, theaters, cinemas and sports facilities will also reopen, with a limit of 800 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors.
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