Coronavirus – Omicron variant, what you need to know: the latest news

Published by La rédaction · Published on 3 March 2022 at 13h39
As the coronavirus epidemic goes on across the world, the Omicron variant makes the headlines. Here is everything you need to know about this Covid-19 mutant.

The fight against the coronavirus epidemic has moved on with the arrival of the Omicron variant, a new Covid-19 mutant. Since then, many questions have been raised: is it more contagious? More dangerous? Are vaccines still effective? Should they be adapted? To find out more about the health issues caused by this variant worrying the whole world, we have gathered the latest news on the matter.

In addition to Omicron features and symptoms, you will also find news about the evolution of restrictions in France as measures are announced. Information involving decisions made abroad especially as far as travels are concerned with requirements for each country. To make sure you miss none of this, please save this page, the article is regularly updated.

Last but not least, you can also ask us any question about the Omicron variant below the article. According to information available, answers can complete this topic.

The latest news about Omicron:

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BA.2, BA.4, BA.5, the Omicron variant led to plenty of subvariants, and the latest one seems to spread across Europe very quickly, suggesting a sixth Covid-19 wave is coming. [Read more]

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How is Omicron evolving in Île-de-France? Here is the percentage of spread of this coronavirus variant per department in Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Val d’Oise. [Read more]

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This Tuesday 17 May 2022, according to Data.gouv.fr, 94.76% of Omicron cases are already suspected in Île-de-France. This mutation is now prevailing in the French capital city. [Read more]

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This Tuesday February 1, 2022, the World Health Organization warned against the too-hasty lifting of restrictions. According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it is too early to declare victory. [Read more]

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This January 20, Jean Castex once again addressed a press brief to present a calendar lifting Covid-19 measures. The ban of standing consumption in bars and cafés is to come to an end from February 16, 2022. [Read more]

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As some people have been willing to be optimistic, this January 18, 2022, the WHO has warned the world. World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press brief the pandemic was “nowhere near over”, adding “new variants are likely to emerge”. [Read more]

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This Monday January 10, 2022, Pfizer announced their new version of the vaccine targeting the Omicron variant will be ready in March. [Read more]

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Among symptoms reported in Covid-19 sick with Omicron stand sleeping disorders including sleep paralysis in some cases. [Read more]

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And what if saliva tests – or antigen with throat sample – were more effective to detect the Covid Omicron variant? This is what a pre-print study reads. Here is more on the matter! [Read more]

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Visuel Paris Montmartre Tour EiffelVisuel Paris Montmartre Tour EiffelVisuel Paris Montmartre Tour EiffelVisuel Paris Montmartre Tour Eiffel Covid: here is why the Omicron variant leaves us to expect the end of the pandemic
Despite the record-breaking number of Covid-19 contaminations in France, some people are hoping to exit the health crisis, the end of the pandemic, and the return to normal life in the coming months. The reason behind? The Omicron variant considered at this point more contagious but less dangerous. Here is more on the matter. [Read more]

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This past December 3, French Health Minister Olivier Véran said “the first signals” about the Covid Omicron variant “don’t seem to show excessive seriousness of cases compared to the Delta variant”. The observation tends to be confirmed by several studies released in late December 2021. [Read more]

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Covid : faut-il passer aux masques FFP2 pour lutter contre Omicron ?Covid : faut-il passer aux masques FFP2 pour lutter contre Omicron ?Covid : faut-il passer aux masques FFP2 pour lutter contre Omicron ?Covid : faut-il passer aux masques FFP2 pour lutter contre Omicron ? Covid: are FFP2 masks necessary to fight against Omicron?
Are surgical masks effective enough to fight against Omicron? According to some scientists and politicians, it is urgent to impose FFP2 mask-wearing to the general public, more effective against the spread of the virus. [Read more]

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And what if Omicron was able to end the pandemic? This is what suggests virologist Yves Van Laethem, stating its high contagiousness and its weakened virulence might enable not-vaccinated people to be “immunized in a benign fashion”. [Read more]

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The hospitalization toll is growing in France. As of Monday January 3, 2022, the country reported 19,606 Covid-19 sick hospitalized, namely 563 more in 24 hours. Furthermore, 3,654 patients are currently in intensive care. [Read more]

Covid : combien coûteront les tests PCR et antigéniques après le 15 octobre ?Covid : combien coûteront les tests PCR et antigéniques après le 15 octobre ?Covid : combien coûteront les tests PCR et antigéniques après le 15 octobre ?Covid : combien coûteront les tests PCR et antigéniques après le 15 octobre ? Covid: isolation rules to be relaxed from Monday January 3rd
New isolation rules will be instated from January 3 for all contact cases and Covid-19 sick with different modalities depending on the vaccination scheme. [Read more]

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On the eve of the new year 2022, the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in France moves on. Now, the omicron variant is dominant in the country with 62.4% of suspected cases. [Read more]

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As Omicron is hitting France at a swift pace, the Institut Pasteur released new modeling, unveiling the different and likely scenarios on the impact of Omicron in France. [Read more]

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Following the latest health defense council, Jean Castex announced drinking and eating was banned in all movie theaters, theaters, sport facilities and public transit – including long hauls. This measure will come into effect from Monday January 3, 2022, for three weeks. [Read more]

7, 10 ou 17 jours, quelle est la durée de l'isolement pour les malades, cas contact ou voyageurs ?7, 10 ou 17 jours, quelle est la durée de l'isolement pour les malades, cas contact ou voyageurs ?7, 10 ou 17 jours, quelle est la durée de l'isolement pour les malades, cas contact ou voyageurs ?7, 10 ou 17 jours, quelle est la durée de l'isolement pour les malades, cas contact ou voyageurs ? Covid: Omicron variant positive people’s vaccinated contact cases no longer have to self-isolate
The new Omicron variant was temporarily game-changing. From this day forth, all contact-cases of someone who tested positive to the Covid-19 Omicron or Delta variant no longer have to self-isolate if vaccinated. [Read more]

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This Wednesday December 29, Paris Police Prefecture announced all bars and restaurants in the city must close at 2 a.m. – at the latest – on Saint Sylvester night. [Read more]

Visuel Paris SeineVisuel Paris SeineVisuel Paris SeineVisuel Paris Seine Omicron variant: the risk remains “very high” according to the WHO
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New Covid-19 positive case toll record in France with 208,000 new cases reported over the past 24 hours. "Every second, in our country, over two French are diagnosed positive to Covid. We've never seen such a situation", Olivier Véran acknowledged this December 29, 2021, in front of the Law Commission at the National Assembly. [Read more]

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At the end of the latest press brief held this December 27, 2021, Health Minister Olivier Véran claimed a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine was a “possibility” in France. [Read more]

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To date, people who have been in touch with someone infected with the Omicron variant must self-isolate for seven days, or even 17 days if they live in the same place. Following the latest health defense council, Jean Castex announced the self-isolation period for Covid-19 positive cases and contact cases will change soon. These new isolation rules are to be announced by the end of the week by the French government. [Read more]

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As Omicron is hitting France, a UK doctor is worried about an “unusual” symptom only spotted in children. [Read more]

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As the third dose vaccination campaign is going on in France, the UK health security agency has released a study showing immunity drops only ten weeks after the booster. Towards a fourth dose? [Read more]

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And what if, in addition to the vaccinal pass, a negative Covid test was required to access some public places in France? According to Le Parisien daily, the government is considering this possibility as the new case toll is booming in the country because of the 5th wave and the Omicron variant. [Read more]

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Will Omicron be dominant in France by the end of the year? This is what Olivier Véran thinks. Invited this Wednesday December 22, 2021 on BFMTV, the French Health Minister thinks the Omicron variant will be predominant in the country “between Christmas and New Year’s Eve”. [Read more]

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The coronavirus epidemic is escalating in France because of the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants. According to Gabriel Attal, the latter is found in 20% of new contaminations in France. [Read more]

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As the coronavirus epidemic is still striking the world, many people are wondering when the health crisis will end. Here is what we know so far. [Read more]

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Emmanuel Macron announced France will not submit EU travelers to tests. [Read more]

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As the fifth wave is hitting Europe, doctors are already worried about a sixth wave in 2022, because of the arrival of the new Omicron variant. [Read more]

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According toa South-African study carried out by the South African Medical Research Council, the Pfizer vaccine is 70% effective against the Covid Omicron variant, although it is still more resistant, according to a study carried out by the Africa Health Research Institute from Durban. Keep reading to find out more! [Read more]

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According to Pr. Anne-Claud Crémeiux, vaccines are partially less effective against the new Omicron variant, a study found. [Read more]

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As many countries are making more health measures to face the Omicron variant, the OMS tries to reassure. According to one of the Organization seniors who spoke to the AFP, there is “no reason” to think the current vaccines do not protect against the variant found for the first time in South Africa. Furthermore, the Omicron does not “cause more severe illness”. [Read more]

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While the Omicron variant has been reported this December 2 in Île-de-France, Jean-François Delfraissy considers the new variant is likely to “settle” in France and more specifically in Europe from “early 2022 or late January 2022”. [Read more]

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The Dutch health authorities claim they have spotted the Omicron variant in a test collected this past November 19th, namely over 10 days ago and before the first reports in South Africa. [Read more]

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Facing the Omicron variant threat, several countries have decided to close their borders. But for the World Health Organization, these restrictions “will not prevent the international spread” of the variant and which will “only worsen inequities”. Therefore, the WHO recommends people at risk not to travel. [Read more]

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Shall one fear a major loss in the effectiveness of the current vaccines because of the Omicron variant? Interview by the Financial Times, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel expects a “material drop” in the Covid vaccines effectiveness currently given. [Read more]

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While Europe is currently hit by the 5th epidemic wave, the discovery of the Omicron variant – spotted for the first time in South Africa – makes fear the worst. This Tuesday November 30, 2021, an Omicron positive case - the first one in France - has been identified in Reunion. It is a "53-year-old man" who travelled to Mozambique and "stopped by South Africa". [Read more]

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The outbreak of the Omicron variant has the planet worried, especially as no one knows yet what it actually means for the evolution of the pandemic. What are its symptoms? Is it more contagious? [Read more]

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The new Omicron variant found in South Africa has started to spread already, especially in Europe where a first case has been reported in Belgium this Friday. Keep reading to find out more. [Read more]

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