Paris – a Micron variation The Prime Minister of France Jean Costex has said that the corona virus is expected to dominate France in early January. At a news conference this Friday, he compared the spread of the new strain to “lightning speed.”
“The fifth wave is here, and it is in full force,” the politician pointed out.
As the year-end festivals approach, the country’s authorities have warned of the importance of the vaccine and set strict cycle rules. Restrictions on travelers from the UK, 15 thousand Ômicron cases have been confirmed this Friday alone.
As of this Saturday, business or tourists will not be able to cross the border. Those with justifications that are deemed necessary will require a negative Govt-19 test performed within 24 hours, in addition to 48 hours of isolation.
The French government banned concerts and fireworks on New Year’s Eve, urging people to avoid crowds and to hold Christmas meetings with a small number of family members.
The vaccination campaign has also been stepped up in an effort to deliver as many booster doses as possible before parties. The interval between the second and third dose was reduced to four months.
On Friday, government spokesman Gabriel Attal warned that France had detected 240 cases of Ômicron in the country, but that the number could be higher. France has been setting records for cases in recent weeks. Since the end of November, there have been about 50,000 people a day – more than 64,000 peaks this Wednesday.
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