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Faced with the spread of the new Omicron variant which is causing a wave of panic to blow across the planet, the G7 health ministers are meeting this Monday to define or discuss a common strategy.
While this new form of Covid is undoubtedly already present in France (there are currently eight suspected cases) and the campaign for the 3rd dose of vaccination against the virus is in full swing, Emmanuel Macron has decided to show the example by announcing this Monday morning that he had received his booster dose.
If the speech of the French authorities wants to be reassuring for the moment, by relying in particular on the very high rate of vaccination in the country and a call for individual responsibility via a return to the strict application of barrier gestures, the WHO, for its part, has just estimated that the Omicron variant presents "a very high risk" at the global level.
Almost everywhere on the planet, we are also observing a movement of border closures, as in the worst of the health crisis, with countries like Japan, Morocco and Israel now refusing foreign travelers.
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Golden Ball, soon the end of the suspense.
Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema (for the favorites), N'Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Cristiano Ronaldo (for a possible surprise)? It is this evening at 8:30 pm that we will know the identity of the Ballon d'Or 2021. By then, the forecasts are going well, even if the specialists are leaning for a 7th trophy awarded to the PSG player Lionel Messi , winner of the Copa America this year with Argentina.
In the continuity of the day on Sunday, 11 departments remain on orange vigilance for snow and ice (the Nord and Pas-de-Calais are also concerned by an alert concerning a risk of flooding). The cold, which has settled over a large part of the country in recent days, thus made its first castaways from the road last night: some 1,500 vehicles had to be evacuated from the A89 (in the Puy-de-Dôme ), where hundreds of people were stranded for long hours in their cars.
Nicolas Hulot case.
Asked about the accusations of sexual assault and rape of which the former TF1 host and environmentalist is the subject, Yannick Jadot, the Greens' presidential candidate, assured the RTL microphone that he had never been aware of the alleged facts. He also felt that his political responsibility is "to ensure that society changes in the face of Nicolas Hulot".
Asked this morning on BFMTV about the tensions between France and the United Kingdom around the question of the often deadly crossings of the Channel by migrants, Gérald Darmanin called on the British government to "change its legislation" and to "take up its responsibilities ".
The Minister of the Interior recalled that 30,000 asylum requests are registered each year in Great Britain, against around 150,000 in France each year.
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This Monday started a new health protocol for students in primary school.
These rules are intended to be more flexible and which, despite the resumption of the epidemic and the discovery of the Omicron variant, no longer result in class closures after detection of a positive case.
A desire to reduce the pressure on families, while the number of cases among 6-10 children explodes and as a result the number of classes also classifies.
However, in the event of a positive test, the child will be placed in solitary confinement at home and with his tested comrades.
Childcare, screening of students with contact cases… we take stock of what is changing for parents.