France is facing a fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, pushing the government to take new measures. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or in the world.
Iraq announces that it has identified the first cases of the very contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus, raising fears of a “new wave” in a country where the vaccination of the population is sluggish and barrier gestures are largely ignored.
Travelers arriving in France from South Africa and having a complete vaccination schedule are no longer subject to a ten-day quarantine, according to a decree published on Thursday.
South Africa moving from the “scarlet red” category to the “red” category, the ten-day quarantine remains mandatory only for travelers whose vaccination schedule is not complete.
Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo on Wednesday decreed the obligation to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for all civil servants in the country, announced the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre.
“Today (Wednesday) we signed a decree with the president where vaccination is made compulsory for all civil servants ‘because’ if there is something that cannot stop, it is government facilities, which must continue to function, “he told reporters.
A public official who does not wish to be vaccinated “will have to present a negative test every Monday to his manager or to human resources”, he said.
After three days of tumultuous debates, fueled by controversial remarks by Emmanuel Macron, ready to “piss off” the unvaccinated, the National Assembly adopted Thursday in the early morning at first reading the bill transforming the health pass into a pass vaccine.