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France breaks the 70-percent vaccination barrier

Seventy percent of people in France have now been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, with 73.9 percent of the population having received their first dose, the French health authorities announced in Paris on Friday.

Paris, 17 September 2021 (dpa/MIA) — Seventy percent of people in France have now been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, with 73.9 percent of the population having received their first dose, the French health authorities announced in Paris on Friday.

For the fourth week in a row, the number of new infections continued to drop, they announced. In addition, the number of hospitalizations for Covid-19 patients has been declining for the past three weeks.

A recent survey also found that the number of those favoring vaccination continues to rise even among children. However, the observance of hygiene rules was found to be declining.

Only 58 percent of respondents said they still refrain from shaking hands or kissing cheeks when greeting people or wash their hands regularly. However, 68 percent of respondents claimed to adhere strictly to rules on mask wearing.

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