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Covid-19: a Health Defense Council will be held next Monday, announces Jean Castex

2021-12-02T19:06:25.247Z

The Council must examine the epidemic situation after the appearance of the Omicron variant on French soil, explained the Prime Minister.



Perhaps the Omicron variant is going to be a game-changer for the holidays.

A Health Defense Council will be held next Monday "to find out whether it is necessary to take additional measures," Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday.

“There is no data to conclude that it is more resistant to the vaccine.

We are monitoring the situation as closely as possible.

8,000 samples were sequenced last week.

We went up to 10,000 ”, he added, on the sidelines of a trip from the Angoulême hospital center (Charente).

This trip was the first for Jean Castex since the end of his quarantine, imposed after a Covid-19 infection.

“Thanks to the kindness of my daughter, I contracted the Covid.

I have been in contact three times.

I had had my two doses, I was five and a half months before the booster, I only had mild symptoms, ”he said.

The majority Delta variant

Three positive Omicron cases were detected in mainland France on Thursday, after a first on Reunion Island.

These have been reported in Île-de-France, Haut-Rhin and Vendée, each time among travelers returning from Africa, announced the regional health agencies (ARS).

For the moment, the Delta variant remains in the majority in France.

And he remains responsible for the fifth wave that hits the country hard.

"We must have an attitude of anticipation vis-à-vis this virus but let's not get confused, the real enemy is the fifth wave with the Delta variant", the president tempered in the morning. of the Scientific Council which guides the government, Jean-François Delfraissy, on BFMTV.

Read alsoVariant Omicron: across the world, the hunt for "patient zero"

This Thursday, 10,790 Covid-19 patients are treated at the hospital, including 1,934 in critical care.

48,416 cases of contamination have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

Source: leparis

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