French President Emmanuel Macron announced, on Monday, he received both COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and flu vaccine.
Macron published on his official Twitter account a green tick next to the phrases “vaccine booster” and “vaccine against the flu.”
Rappel vaccinal ✅
Vaccin contre la grippe ✅
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 29, 2021
Meantime, French authorities are waiting for laboratory confirmation of eight suspected cases of the new variant of the coronavirus, involving people who traveled recently to southern Africa.
Testing has been already conducted but the results could take several days, the Health Ministry said Sunday night. If confirmed, they would be France’s first known cases of the omicron variant.
On Friday, France suspended flights arriving from the southern African region for 48 hours with EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen proposing an air travel halt amid rising concern about the Omicron variant.