La France est sur la bonne voie pour atteindre samedi son objectif de 20 millions de doses initiales de vaccins contre le coronavirus, ont déclaré des responsables quelques jours avant une réouverture très attendue des terrasses de restaurants alors que le gouvernement commence à lever un verrouillage national. </p><div> <p>"Encore près de 600 000 vaccinations aujourd'hui", a tweeté vendredi soir le ministre de la Santé Olivier Veran. «Demain, 20 millions de Français auront eu au moins une dose», ce qui représenterait près de 30% de la population.
“I am reasonably optimistic,” Prime Minister Jean Castex told reporters during a visit to the mass vaccination site at the Porte de Versailles conference center in Paris.
“This is a very important moment for the whole country, because it supports our prospects for exiting the crisis,” he said.
The government aims to inject 30 million initial doses by June 15, when President Emmanuel Macron said all adults will be able to sign up for a vaccine currently reserved for priority groups and adults over 50. years.
“It’s close at hand,” Castex said.
Authorities have also reported further declines in the number of patients requiring intensive care in hospitals.
On Friday, the number of people in intensive care was 4,352, down 90 from the previous day and well below the peak of 6,001 during the “third wave” of infections that hit France from March. .
On Wednesday, museums, theaters, cinemas and concert halls will reopen with limited capacity after six weeks of closure to end the pandemic, and the national curfew will be pushed back to 9:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. GMT) from 7:00 p.m.
Non-essential stores will also reopen, and outdoor seating in cafes and restaurants will be allowed for the first time since October 30.
Cafes and restaurants will be able to serve customers indoors on June 9, and the curfew will be fully lifted on June 30 if infection rates continue to decline.