“We are no longer in a health emergency, but we keep a certain number of tools as a precaution”, recently explained François Braun, the Minister of Health, who passed through the set of France Info. Epidemiological progression in France is no longer as worrying as it may have been in the past, judges the former emergency doctor, not without justifying the action of the presidential majority in Parliament. After multiple passages by the Assembly and the Senate, the Covid bill was finally adopted on Tuesday July 26, 2022. It includes a certain number of provisions which it is important to keep in mind, particularly in the aftermath of a major epidemic peak and the approach of the holidays. More information about this in our slideshow, which you will find at the end of this article.

“We are returning to a more normal situation”, also indicated the minister … Who remains no less cautious: he fears in particular the potential emergence or re-emergence of a “dangerous variant”. “We are not immune to a virus which would become just as dangerous as the first wave and for which we would not be protected or insufficiently protected”, insists the former doctor. And he mentioned the Indian case: “We recently saw that a variant called ‘Centaur’ had emerged in India and we are following this variant very closely”.

However, this did not prevent the executive from ending the Scientific Council, which will be dissolved on July 31, 2022. It will then be replaced by an “independent, transparent in its opinions and extremely responsive” committee.