The “Indian” variant, called Delta according to the latest nomenclature passed by the World Health Organization, is thoroughly monitored in France. We must say the variant Delta is spreading across the country and some fear it could be dominant, like it is in the United Kingdom, where it is found in about 90% of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection cases.
This June 23, 2021, invited on BMFTV, Gabriel Attal warned: “We must be very cautious” faced with the variant Delta. “We now know it is more contagious than the ‘UK’ variant. We see what happens in the United Kingdom where there is a continuous increase in cases for several weeks. […] We see it can escalate very quickly; we must be very cautious. This is why we set up a progressive calendar in France to lift restrictions we complete step by step”, Attal stated this Wednesday morning.
“There is a variant Delta-related threat” in France, the government spokesman admitted, yet saying the country is now fit with “a weapon we did not have a year ago, and it is vaccine. […] The more French get vaccinated, the more able we are to be protected against the epidemic and variants”, he insisted on.