Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said today, Wednesday, that “the deadline for implementing this measure will be determined in the coming hours,” according to Gabriel Attal, after the cabinet meeting. Until then, mandatory quarantine was in effect upon arrival in France from 16 countries, including Brazil, India, Argentina and Turkey.
Epidemiological situation in France
In the past 24 hours, infection with the Coronavirus has been confirmed in France in 12,646 people; 144 patients have died from the COVID-19 virus in hospitals. The Public Health Agency (SPF) said on Wednesday that since the start of the epidemic, the number of deaths in the country due to the Coronavirus has risen to 109,052.
671 patients were hospitalized, diagnosed with Coronavirus, and 181 people were admitted to intensive care units. The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 decreased by 837 to 18,593 patients, and 3,330 patients are being treated in intensive care units.
Since the start of the campaign, the first dose of the vaccine has been received in France by 24,098,326 people (i.e. 36% of the population and 45.9% of adults), and 10,102,350 also the second dose (i.e. 15.1% of the population and 19.2%). % Of the population (.. adults). During the last day, 572,464 people were vaccinated, of whom 384,647 with the first dose and 187,817 with the second dose.
Do vaccines protect against the Indian alternative to Corona virus?
Two doses of the vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech and AstraZeneca are effective in preventing the Indian variant of the Coronavirus, although the level of protection has significantly decreased after a single dose, according to a British study whose results were published on Sunday.
After one and both doses, the degree of protection is also slightly lower than that of the British variant, which is the type prevalent in Great Britain.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday that the results of the study increased his confidence that on June 21 the rest of the restrictions in England could be lifted as planned. In light of the increasing number of British variant cases, the UK government decided over the past week that in areas identified as outbreaks of the Indian variant, the period between the first and second doses will be reduced from 12 to eight weeks.
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