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Offbeat Covid: Omicron's detection in France, "Probably a question of hours" for Véran

16:10  28 november  2021
16:10  28 november  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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The detection in France of the omicron variant of the virus that can give COVID-19 is "most likely a question Hours, said Sunday the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran . "A date, there has been no identification of this type of variant on the national territory, but it is most likely a question of hours," said the Minister after a visit in a Paris immunization center.

"When it circulates in Britain, Italy, Belgium, it is likely that there are already cases in circulation" on the French territory, he added. Since it was detected in South Africa during the week, the new Omicron variant has been identified in Europe in the three countries cited by Olivier Véran as well as in Germany and the Czech Republic.

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No new sanitary restrictions for the moment

to detect the presence of Omicron in France, in addition to the screening, "we realize between 6,000 and 12,000 sequencing per week," said the Minister of Health. However, the irruption of the new variant should not lead to further strengthening of sanitary restrictions "in the short or medium term".

"At the time I'm talking to you, whether or not there is one or two or ten cases of people contaminated by this variant in circulation in Europe, or even in France, does not impact the profile of the epidemic wave Let us know. It is a wave that is already linked to a very contagious variant, the delta variant, "said the minister.

Nearly 7 million beneficiaries of a recall dose

surveyed on the effectiveness of current vaccines against Omicron, Olivier Véran ruled that it was "too early" to pronounce. The minister also took advantage of his transition to the Vaccination Center of the 18th arrondissement town hall to indicate that "over the last two days, 700,000" people had been injected a recall dose.

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"half of them" resorted to city medicine to administer it. "I wish we can arrive or approach us very strongly of the 10 million French people who have received their reminder by the end of this week," said the minister again. Sunday, the number of beneficiaries of a recall dose reached "about seven million".

Arrivé en Europe ces derniers jours, le nouveau variant du Covid-19 baptisé Omicron devrait être détecté dans les prochaines heures sur le territoire, a affirmé le ministre de la Santé, Olivier Véran. Pour ce dernier, l'irruption de ce nouveau variant ne devrait pas à court terme, renforcer les mesures sanitaires actuelles. © Thomas COEX / AFP Arrived in Europe In recent days, the new variant of Cvid-19 baptized Omicron should be detected in the coming hours on the territory, affirmed the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. For the latter, the irruption of this new variant should not in the short term, strengthen current sanitary measures.

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The new omicron coronavirus variant has been found in 12 U.S. states just three days days after the first case in the country was announced. The new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, was announced in late November and has already spread to dozens of countries across the world. One day after Thanksgiving, the Wold Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting on the variant, which it has determined is a "variant ofThe new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, was announced in late November and has already spread to dozens of countries across the world.

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