France runs low on Covid test supplies ahead of Christmas gatherings


As the Christmas weekend approaches, amid official appeals for people to test for the coronavirus before joining in family gatherings, record demand for PCR and antigen tests, which saw more than six million performed in the week between December 13th-19th, has left an estimated two-thirds of chemist's stores out of stock. 

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France is registering an overwhelming demand for Covid tests as people prepare to spend Christmas Eve with family in the midst of a fifth Covid wave, reports Radio France Internationale.