Many countries, including France, are facing a fifth wave of the epidemic. Prime Minister Jean Castex tested positive on Monday. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.
New Zealand announced Wednesday that its borders will remain closed to foreign travelers until the end of April, when the archipelago gradually eases measures for international arrivals, so far among the strictest in the world.
The Minister in charge of the fight against Covid-19, Chris Hipkins, indicated that New Zealanders stranded in Australia could return from mid-January, those from the rest of the world having to wait until February.
For their part, foreigners will be able to visit the archipelago from the end of April, according to the gradual reopening plan unveiled on Wednesday.
The executive looks at the Defense Council on Wednesday to strengthen the health response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic which returns to punctuate the end of the Macron five-year term. Logically, the government should endorse the recommendation issued on Friday by the High Authority for Health (HAS) to inject the booster dose (most often a third dose) from the age of 40, six months after the complete vaccination. It could also decide to make the mask compulsory again in certain places, including theaters. A curfew or even a re-containment is not under consideration, according to a government source.