US News COVID-19. The Omicron Omicron now majority in France, with more than 60% of the tests riddled

12:32  31 december  2021
12:32  31 december  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

COVID: What is the government's strategy for the holidays?

 COVID: What is the government's strategy for the holidays? The Omicron variant continues to spread around the world and in France. In order to try to curb the progression of the epidemic, the government does not exclude "beyond" restriction measures in force. Several options are indeed on the table at the dawn of the end-of-year celebrations, and in particular for the new year.

60 % des tests criblés en France ont un profil compatible avec Omicron. Ici une file d’attente dans une pharmacie à Rennes pendant les fêtes de fin d’année. © David Ademas / West-France 60% of the tests riddled in France have a profile compatible with OICKON. Here a queue in a pharmacy in Rennes during the end of year holidays.

Two-thirds of the tests screened in France last week have a profile compatible with the Omicron variant, which as expected, is now majority in the country.

The Omicron variant is now majority among the Covid-19 infections in France, where the virus has experienced significant progress in recent days, notes Public Health France in its weekly balance sheet published Thursday, December 30, 2021 .

62.4% of the screened tests showed a profile compatible with the Omicron variant at the beginning of the last week of the year, compared to 15% the previous one, found the public agency in its last weekly investigation, published on Thursday night.

Facing Omicron, Thailand restores forty for all travelers

 Facing Omicron, Thailand restores forty for all travelers © Tourists' Sakchai Lalit on their arrival at Bangkok Airport on November 1, 2021, after the reopening of borders. For fear of the Omicron variant epidemic that rages in Europe, Thailand, which has gradually reopened its doors to tourists in recent months, reimposes about forty at least seven days to all visitors.

This progression of Variant B.1.1.529, called Omicron, was expected because it is particularly contagious and had already become the majority in other countries like the United Kingdom and Portugal.

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Soaring cases

he contributed to the current outbreak of cases, which exceeded 200,000 per day in France on Wednesday and Thursday.

In total, French hospitals welcome 18,321 COVID patients including 1,922 new admitted only between Wednesday and Thursday, and more than 3,500 critical care patients.

Facing the reset of contamination, the government announced Monday, December 27 of new sanitary restrictions as mandatory use of teleworking in the companies concerned or the return of gauges for public events.

The Executive also decided to speed up the calendar for the bill transforming the Vaccinal Pass , which will be discussed on Monday, January 3 at the National Assembly and January 5 in the Senate with an implementation hoped on January 15th.

The epidemic has made a total of 123,552 dead in France.

COVID-19 in the United States: increase in the number of cases and an expected epidemic peak for the end of January .
© Reuters / Lucy Nicholson Every day, the United States beat a new record of contamination with 350,000 daily cases on average , in particular with the Omicron variant present everywhere in the country. The United States has recorded this week their worst number of contaminations since the beginning of the Pandemic of Covid-19.

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