French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday the approval of a third booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine for people over 50 years old, essential to be able to access public spaces.

Macron has addressed the country this Tuesday through a televised speech in which he has encouraged his compatriots to get vaccinated so that everyone can “return to normality” as soon as possible, he said.

This third booster dose for those over 50 years is scheduled to begin to be supplied from next December 15, while at the moment there has not yet been a set date to begin vaccination for children between 5 and 11 years old.

The vaccination test, which must be updated with this third dose for the elderly, or a negative coronavirus test, Macron explained, will be essential to be able to access hospitality premises, entertainment venues, large events, and even for travel long distances by plane or train.

“The pandemic is not over yet,” he stressed, recalling that in recent weeks there has been an “alarming” increase in the number of new cases, although he has ruled out that this will mean a return to the most restrictive measures of months ago .

The French president has reviewed the situation of the pandemic in the country, as well as the policies that his government has been deploying so far. Macron has warned bars, restaurants and entertainment venues to be more stringent by verifying the coronavirus tests of their customers to avoid that they could end up being closed if a source of contagion is registered in them.

In turn, he has announced that aid for the unemployed by the coronavirus will be suspended if they do not “demonstrate an active search” for work, since it “offends common sense” that many offers remain uncovered and has advanced that by the end of the year , will arrive in France, as a result of the efforts of local research, “the first truly effective treatments against serious forms of coronavirus”.

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