Airbus Defense and Space Site Extensive Screening After Delta Variant Detection

A massive screening and vaccination campaign will be conducted this Monday, June 21 at the Airbus Defense and Space site in Toulouse, following the detection of a case of a Delta variant (illustration). – Remy Gabalda / AFP

Action on Monday at the Airbus Defense and Space Site in Toulouse, located in the Palais area. On Saturday, health officials had the results of sequencing of Covid-19 tests conducted on June 8 during a flash operation conducted by Public Health France and which revealed a case of the delta variant, which is believed to be the Indian variant. has a subline. anxiety.

According to the prefect of Haute-Garonne, this case belongs to a cluster identified and treated between May 19 and 23. To find out whether it has spread within the aerospace company, a massive screening and vaccination campaign will be conducted on Monday.

Screening and vaccination throughout the week

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

The Delta version appeared in India in April. This week, Olivier Veran indicated he would represent 2 to 4% of proven cases in France at the moment. It will be more contagious than other types and will affect more young people, thanks to fewer vaccinations today.

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