Today, the French government announced that the country has entered the fourth wave of Covid-19, as 80% of the detected cases originated from the delta variant and infections increased by 125% in the past week.
“We have entered the fourth wave of the virus,” he added […] The dynamics of the epidemic is very strong, and we are seeing a wave that is faster and has a sharper peak than the previous waves,” said government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, at the press conference after today’s cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace.
The government official also said that the vast majority of detected cases, about 80%, originated from the delta variant and that in the past week pollution increased by 125%.
In the face of the development of the virus, the government will proceed with imposing the health permit from July 21 on cultural spaces, such as cinemas or museums, and in early August for bars and restaurants.
Bar and restaurant staff are also required to be vaccinated to continue working.
Since President Emmanuel Macron announced the mandatory health card last week, 3.7 million French have already identified the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, and Gabriel Attal confirmed that there are 9 million vaccines in stock and that France will receive 4 million doses per week. end of August.
Since Sunday, 4,151 new cases have been detected in the country and 20 people have died from the virus. Overall, the number of new cases in France fell on Monday due to lab closures on Sunday.
There are currently 7,041 patients hospitalized with the virus and 902 of them are in intensive care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,093,263 deaths worldwide, among more than 190.3 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to AFP’s latest balance sheet.
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