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In France, two new infections are recorded every second

In France, two new infections are recorded every second

France will impose more restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic from next week, with a record number of new infections diagnosed each day of more than 200,000 on Tuesday.

In France, most of the 208,000 new infections were diagnosed in the past 24 hours since last year, according to the Ministry of Health. “Two new infections are recorded every secondMinister Olivier Veran said at a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday. It is a French and European record. “We’ve never been in a situation like this before.”As of January, Ferran said, there will be up to 250,000 new infections per day.

Oliver Ferran

Photo: XOSE BOUZAS/Hans Lucas via AFP

The French government passed a new bill earlier this week to introduce a certificate of vaccination in place of quarantine measures. The new plan was announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex and Minister Olivier Veran. This means that large events will again be restricted for at least three weeks from next Monday, with concerts taking place in front of the public and the consumption of life and drinks in cinemas and theaters and on public transportation.

The government is not yet planning a nationwide curfew, nor does it want restaurants and bars to close. Teaching will also resume in schools, scheduled for January 3.

However, on the island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean, there will be a curfew from January 1 to January 23 from nine in the evening until five in the morning.

The situation in French hospitals is already alarming due to the delta variable, which is expected to be exacerbated by Omicron. And the unvaccinated minister warned: This time they have little chance of surviving the infection, as the virus is spreading very quickly.

In France, 77 percent of the population has been vaccinated and booster vaccinations have been accelerated, but more than 4 million adults remain unvaccinated. More than 3,400 Covid patients were cared for in intensive care units on Wednesday, a ten percent increase from last week. (France 24/ MTI)

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