37,218 new cases of contamination were recorded this Saturday by Public Health France, against 34,446 Friday.
9,271 people are hospitalized.
Saturday opened the booster vaccination to all adults.
The regulatory waiting period between the vaccine and this booster dose has been reduced from 6 to 5 months.
The Omicron variant, classified as of concern by the WHO, was detected in several European countries on Saturday.
Several countries have decided to close their borders with countries in southern Africa, where it was first detected.
By a decree published in the Official Journal on the night of Saturday to Sunday, the French government suspended until at least midnight Tuesday evening flights to seven southern African countries.
Faced with the Omicron variant, the United Kingdom has tightened the screws on travelers wanting to go to the country.
Everyone will need to have a PCR test two days after arrival and will need to stay confined until they receive the result.
France has announced that anyone in contact with a person positive for the Omicron variant will have to isolate themselves, regardless of their vaccination status.
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Two cases of the new variant in Australia.
Two passengers from South Africa were infected with the Omicron variant, reports Australia.
No more flights to southern Africa.
Initially scheduled until midnight Sunday evening, the suspension of flights with seven southern African countries is extended until at least midnight Tuesday evening, we read in the Official Journal.
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No case in France.
Currently, no variant contamination is confirmed in France.
But the Ministry of Health has already announced that any person "contact" of another, tested positive for the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, will have to be isolated even if they are vaccinated.
Omicron is spreading.
After Belgium, Great Britain, Germany and Italy, the Czech Republic yesterday announced a first case in a Covid-19 patient hospitalized with mild symptoms in Liberec, in the north of the country.
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