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French Prime Minister Jean Castex will hold a presser alongside Health Minsiter Olivier Veran this evening at 1900CET (1300ET, 1800GMT) to announce the precise plan for the easing of COVID restrictions in the country.

  • PM's spokesman Gabriel Attal said the presser will give dates for the easing of current restrictions that see thelimitation of large gatherings to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 outdoors, the ban on standing concerts and compulsory working from home for a minimum of three days a week. Castex also expected to address COVID passports and health passes.
  • Attal stated that the health situation in France was still 'tense' amidst a high number of hospitalisations, although critical care admissions are down 15% from their peak.
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