Europe 1 with AFP
11:50 a.m., January 28, 2023
Set up at the start of the health crisis in 2020, exceptional work stoppages without a waiting day for people who tested positive for Covid-19 will be abolished from February 1, according to a decree published on Saturday in the Official Journal.
Exceptional work stoppages, without a waiting day for people who test positive for Covid-19, will no longer be possible from February 1, according to a decree published on Saturday in the Official Journal. This text “puts an end” to “the issuance of derogatory work stoppages to insured persons who are unable to continue to work, including remotely”.
An advanced deadline
Created at the start of the health crisis in 2020 “in order to limit the spread of the epidemic”, this system had been extended several times, most recently by the Social Security budget for 2023, which however provided for the end of this measure ” at the latest” at the end of the year.
The government has therefore decided to bring forward the deadline, while the health situation has improved markedly since the beginning of the year, with less than 16,000 patients currently hospitalized, against nearly 25,000 at the end of December. The number of contaminations has also dropped in one month, from more than 20,000 to less than 5,000 per day on average, according to the Covid Tracker site.
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