The French Minister of Health said, on Wednesday, that the country may reach more than 100,000 daily cases of the Covid-19 virus by the end of the year. Olivier Veran said in an interview with BFM TV. On Tuesday, France confirmed nearly 73,000 new cases.
Ferrand revealed that the Omicron variant is responsible for 20% of new infections in France, a prevalence likely to be “30 or 35%” in the Paris region, he said.
It is estimated that this variant is responsible for the majority of new cases between Christmas and New Year’s, the official added at a time when vaccination is already available to all children aged 5 to 11 years in France. The country was already vaccinating children under 12 years old with an increased risk of serious disease
“There is certainty. Micron is very contagious and it will spread and no country will be delivered,” the minister said, stressing the importance of vaccination in the fight against the epidemic.
The minister explained in the interview that he wants to speed up the pace of vaccination, explaining that he intends to allow the booster dose four months after the last dose.
Olivier Veran told Veran that for now, additional restrictions have been ruled out, unlike what other European countries are doing.
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