As pointed out by Agence France-Presse, this rapid spread of Omicron was expected because this variant is more contagious than previous strains and is already responsible for most new infections in other European countries, including. in Great Britain and Portugal.
It is the high infection rate of Omikron that makes the current wave of the epidemic in France so high that more than 200,000 people were registered on Wednesday and Thursday. new infections.
For this reason, the French government announced, on Monday, new restrictions, such as the resumption of remote work in some companies, and restrictions on admission to public events.
Currently, a total of more than 18,000 Covid-19 patients are treated in French hospitals, of which more than 3.5 thousand. In critical condition. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 123,500 people have died from this cause. affected persons.
The problem is back to the islands
Britons living in the European Union have not been able to return home for several days because of the French authorities The English Channel is closed Connecting the European continent to Great Britain. The exception is the British residing in France.
The base was introduced as part of the French government’s fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to AFP. The blockade hit the British living on the European continent who left for Great Britain at Christmas.
“British nationals, unless they have French citizenship, are now considered to be citizens of other countries and cannot pass through France,” Eurotunnel, a subsidiary of Getlink Group that operates English Channel. She referred to the decision of the French authorities issued on December 28.
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