French Health Minister: Will not announce any new COVID lockdown or curfew

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French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday that they will not announce any new coronavirus-related lockdown or curfew, as reported by Reuters.

Additional takeaways

“COVID-19 is spreading again, quickly.”

“We still have fate in our hands.”

“The virus will continue to circulate actively in the coming weeks.”

“France will roll out COVID vaccine booster shots for all aged 18 and over.”

“Gap between earlier COVID vaccine jab and booster shot cut to 5 months.”

Market reaction

These comments don’t seem to be having a significant impact on the euro’s performance against its rivals. As of writing, the EUR/USD pair was up 0.2% on the day at 1.1220.