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DIRECT. Covid-19: Faced with the Omicron variant, Japan closes its borders to all foreign travelers


Faced with the spread of the new Omicron variant, several countries are barricading themselves and closing their borders. G7 Health Ministers

The essential

  • At least eight possible cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in France.

    The Directorate General of Health promises confirmation "as soon as possible" with the results of the sequencing.

  • Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and even the Netherlands… The Omicron contagion continues in Europe and the continent is barricaded.

  • The new health protocol is being put in place from this Monday in schools.

    What changes for parents.

  • More than 31,000 cases were recorded in 24 hours in France and 23 new deaths.

    In one month, the number of contaminations has multiplied by 5.

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6:40 am.

Meeting of G7 ministers


The health ministers of France, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom meet this Monday "to discuss the evolution of the situation on Omicron", during an "emergency meeting", announced London, at the head of the rotating presidency of the G7.

6:35 am.

Japan is closing its borders.

After Morocco and Israel, it is Japan's turn to announce this Monday morning that it is banning entry into its territory to foreign travelers.

"We are going to ban all (new) entries of foreign nationals from around the world from November 30," Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters.

Japanese returning from nine southern African states and countries where infections with the new variant have been identified will have to submit to "strict isolation measures based on risk," said Mr. Kishida.

6.30 a.m.

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