France may impose tight Restriction for Travellers coming from Britain Due to COVID Omicron rise.
According to French official Gabriel Attal, France may consider tightening restrictions on travelers from Britain. It is due to the new, more contagious Omicron coronavirus strain appearing to be spreading rapidly.
“Regarding Britain, the current policy is to present an unfavorable test that is less than 48 hours old to be admitted into France,” Attal told France Info radio on Tuesday.
“But we’re constantly seeking ways to strengthen the framework. We are working on it and, I believe, reach an agreement within the next days,” said the official.
A person at least passed away within the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron variant, the Prim Minister Boris Johnson said.
It was the first publicly confirmed death worldwide from the fast-growing new strain.
Attal stated that France is currently in the fifth wave of COVID caused primarily by the delta variant, currently has 13 confirmed instances.
They all were of the Omicron variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong in late November.
Despite the dangers of this particular variant, the doctor said there was no plan to adopt any new, restrictive measures to stop the illness.
And added that speeding up the COVID vaccination booster jab was the main goal of the French government’s strategy.
“Regarding regulations regarding vaccinations in France, There aren’t any plans to change them. The most important thing is to continue the vaccination campaign using shots to boost immunity,” Attal said, noting that the government was continuously watching the situation.
The seven-day average of daily cases that evens out reports of irregularities was this morning at a greater than one-year high of 48,879.
With 14,527, the present amount of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 is at the highest level since the 5th of June.
On the 13th of December, France published that 231 more were dying from COVID in hospitals in the past 24 hours.
The number of patients suffering from COVID in ICUs (ICUs) was up by 150, totaling 2,752.
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