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đź”´ LIVE – Coronavirus: a new Health Defense Council this morning

As France faces a fifth wave, the situation is beginning to stabilize in hospitals. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or around the world.


New Caledonia, spared until recently by the Covid-19 epidemic, has entered a “second wave” with the Omicron variant, the health authorities of the French archipelago announced on Thursday, where new measures will come into force on Monday.


A new Health Defense Council is being held this morning at the ElysĂ©e. Objective of this Council: “to give visibility” to the restrictions.

Among the options of the council chaired by Emmanuel Macron, an intermediate solution is at this stage preferred. It consists of giving a timetable for lifting the restrictions, in particular with regard to gauges, the ban at least until January 24 on standing concerts and the closing of nightclubs.


In Guadeloupe, all hospitals are again in white plan, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) said on Wednesday, announcing nearly 16,500 new cases of Covid-19 in a week when the mobilization against the vaccination obligation does not not weaken. “We have entered a complicated and difficult hospital phase”, warned during a press conference Valérie Denux, the director general of the ARS, announcing that the hospital must open additional resuscitation beds.

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