a France new hit case record COVID-19 In the last 24 hours, the spike it caused Omicron variable, more transmissible than previous strains of Corona Virus. Most 91608 infection And confirmed in the country in this period, according to data from health authorities, surpassing the previous record of nearly 87 thousand, which was established in November of last year.
Health Minister Olivier Veran said earlier this week that Omicron will become prevalent in France between Christmas and New Year’s.
According to French health authorities’ calculations, the country is expected to surpass 100,000 cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours in the next few days, repeating the trend that Already seen in the UK.
Hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units have also increased in France, but they are not progressing as quickly as cases of illness.
To avoid a new lockdown in early 2022, Emmanuel Macron’s government wants to pass a bill in January to toughen mandatory coronavirus vaccination rules.
The plan calls for vaccinations to be required at the entrances to restaurants and other public places. Currently, the government requires a health certificate to be presented to access these institutions, but it can also be obtained with a negative test for the virus or proof of recovery from the infection.
France is also ramping up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign and started offering the vaccination to children aged 5-11 this week.
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