People in France aged over 65 with existing health problems can be given the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s health minister said.
The French health regulator said there was still not enough data about the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine for patients over 65 years of age.
The efforts to find a scapegoat for the slow rollout of jabs has firmly started in Europe.
France is ‘wearing Europe’s dunce cap,’ MPs have warned, while doctors have spoken of 'excessive precautions' in vaccination campaign.
France’s European affairs minister said the bloc would not accept a bad deal just for the sake of reaching a compromise.
In keynote speech, French president said local officials will get extra powers to fight radicalism and social problems will be tackled.
The death toll in France rose by 45, bringing the total tally to 31,095.
French ravers speak of 'resistance' against a crackdown by security forces encouraged by locals to restore order.
Announcement by governemnt makes France one of relatively few countries in the world that’s universally requiring workers to wear masks on the job.
Britain said the measure - which also applies to people travelling from Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba - would kick in from 4am on Saturday.
Move comes as President Emmanuel Macron called on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece.
Since its launch, 68 people have informed the platform they had been infected and only 14 users were alerted that they were now at risk because of their contacts with these people, digital affairs minister Cedric O said.
No details on their destination in France nor the circumstances under which they left Syria were provided.
Casinos will welcome gamblers from Monday while stadiums and racetracks will reopen on July 11, subject to a limit of 5,000 people, the government announced late on Friday.