Massive screening on the Airbus Defense & Space site after the detection of a Delta variant

A massive screening and vaccination operation will take place this Monday, June 21 on the Airbus Defense & Space site in Toulouse after the detection of a case of a delta variant (illustration). – REMY GABALDA / AFP

Action on Monday at the Airbus Defense & Space site in Toulouse, located in the Palays area. On Saturday, the health authorities had the results of the sequencing of Covid-19 tests carried out on June 8 during a flash operation carried out by Public Health France and which revealed a case of the Delta variant, a subline of the variant Indian considered of concern.

According to the prefect of Haute-Garonne, this case comes from a cluster identified and treated between May 19 and 23. To find out if it has spread within the aerospace company, a massive screening and vaccination operation will take place on Monday.

Screening and vaccination all week

A large-scale prevention system led by teams from the Toulouse University Hospital, the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service and the “Fight against Covid” mediators. Rapid serological tests (TROD), as well as antigenic tests, will be carried out with Airbus D & S employees. They will also be offered the possibility of being vaccinated. An operation that will continue throughout the week in partnership with the company.

The Delta variant appeared in India in April. This week, Olivier Véran indicated that he would represent between 2 and 4% of proven cases in France at this time. It would be more contagious than the other variants and would affect more young people, fewer today to be vaccinated.

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