Over 70,000 coronavirus cases reported as of Monday December 20, 2021, and a record incidence rate: 536 cases for 100,000 inhabitants in France. No doubt, the country is in the middle of the fifth and swift wave and is now fighting on two fronts between the Delta variant – still dominant in the country – and the Omicron variant – 70% more contagious than the previous mutants. This Tuesday December 21, 2021, government spokesman Gabriel Attal has shared more details about the spread of the latest variant in France.
From Matignon, he presented a clear assessment: the epidemic is breaking out again. The Omicron variant is said to be found in 20% of new contaminations to date. A swift spread leading the government to push forward the assessment of the bill framing the change of the health pass into a vaccinal pass. Earlier in the afternoon, Gabriel Attal said the spread of Omicron was probably far beyond the current estimations, especially in Île-de-France. In Paris, it is found in over a third of contaminations.
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