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Indian variant: should flights be suspended and a quarantine imposed with India?

2021-04-20T18:15:45.947Z

VERIFICATION - According to the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, the question is currently being studied by the government.



THE QUESTION.

The situation in India looks like a nightmare.

Some images circulating in the media give an apocalyptic impression: people lying on the ground, strapped to oxygen cylinders.

Patients must be taken care of outside, for lack of space in hospitals.

But also many children who suffer from severe symptoms.

While France has imposed a mandatory quarantine for travelers from Chile, Argentina, South Africa, and suspended flights with Brazil for a specified period, India is not concerned. by these measures at the moment.

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Read also: Covid-19: India becomes the new epicenter of the pandemic

On

FranceInfo

this morning, Clément Beaune confirms that the question has not yet been decided: "

it is a point of debate that we have, we have seized the French and European health experts to establish the criteria

".

Faced with the suspension of flights with Brazil, and the establishment of a quarantine with three other countries, shouldn't we put in place similar measures with India?

CHECKS.

Since the end of March, India has found itself overwhelmed in the face of this epidemic outbreak.

The virus's reproduction rate is higher than that of Argentina, France, South Africa, Chile and Brazil, as you can see in the diagram below.

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Source: lefigaro

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