public health agency France He said in a statement published Thursday (30) that Omicron is the dominant alternative to the coronavirus in the country.
This week, 62.4% of tests had a profile compatible with the omicron variant, versus 15% in the previous test, the government agency found in its latest weekly report.
The variant’s progress was expected – omicron also became dominant in Portugal and the UK.
Image of a commercial street in Bordeaux, November 2021 – Photo: Thibaud Mortiz / AFP
The French Minister of Health, Olivier Veran, announced that 10% of the population had been in contact with an infected person and that, given the rapid spread of the virus due to the omicron variant, “those who have not yet been vaccinated have little chance of escape” from the contamination.
a France Witnessing a ‘tsunami’ of Covid-19 infection. On Wednesday, the country recorded 208,000 new cases, a national and European record, Health Minister Olivier Veran told lawmakers on Wednesday. On Thursday, the number also exceeded 200,000 notices.
The country has broken Covid-19 records several times in recent days. Tuesday’s 180,000 cases already represent the highest number for a country in Europe, according to data available on the website Covidtracker.fr.
“This means that 24 hours a day, day and night, every second in our country, two French people receive a positive coronavirus diagnosis,” Veran explained. “We have never seen such a situation before,” he said, describing the increase in the number of cases as “astounding.”
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The situation in hospitals was already worrisome because of the delta variable, the minister warned, and the impact of the new Micron variable had yet to be felt, something he said would eventually happen. He added that the flu would further complicate matters for hospitals.
“As for the omicron, I won’t talk about a wave anymore. This is a current, in which several waves combine to form a huge wave.”
The global number of Covid-19 infections has reached record levels in recent days. This is attributed to the omicron, which is spreading rapidly, which keeps many workers at home and increases the load on testing centers.
The government decided this week that people will need to work remotely at least three days a week. If this rule is not adhered to, companies can be fined.
Companies that do not adhere to the remote working rule will be subject to a fine of up to 1,000 euros per employee (6,300 R$), which can go up to a total of 50,000 euros (315,000 R$).
The good project has yet to be voted on by the National Assembly. But the new National Business Protocol (PNE) was published on Thursday (30th) by the French Ministry of Labor.
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