7th Covid wave: What to expect?

Published by Nathanaël B. · Published on 25 June 2022 at 13h41
You may have noticed around you: Covid-19 is back in force and causes dozens of thousands of contaminations per day. And for good reason: a new subvariant, more contagious, may urge the government to take actions.

About 80,000 new Covid-19 cases per day, here is the current health situation, after the BA5 variant broke out in France. This is an Omicron cousin, even more contagious, but less virulent. The virus is therefore very actively spreading in the country, and especially in Île-de-France. And although the French government announced no measure to curb the 7th wave, it would be surprising if nothing was done. One shall expect decisions to be made promptly. For the many epidemiologists, making facemask-wearing compulsory again in public transit would be a great start.

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Furthermore, a draft bill has been set up by the government. It aims are reinstating the health pass upon arrival to the French territory. Within the country, it will be decided by July 31, for beyond this deadline, re-establishing health emergency will no longer be possible, and this draft bill does not plan to extend this time period. Starting from August, it seems it will no longer be possible to re-establish a health or vaccine pass to access some places.

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