officers of America asked its citizens to avoid traveling to a dozen countries, including France and Portugal, Despite its high vaccination rates, amid a new outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe.
“Avoid travel to France” is a State Department recommendation for Americans in a new bulletin that raises the alert level for that country to 4, the highest at a time when year-end festivities are in jeopardy. New Omicron version.
“Indeed in the current situation in France (with respect to Covid-19), even fully vaccinated travelers are at risk of becoming infected and spreading the variant,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) said. CDC), the main unit of health, said. United States.
In addition to France and Portugal, the list of countries on this alert includes Andorra and Liechtenstein in Europe, as well as Jordan and Tanzania, Mali and the Fiji Islands, which reported the first case of omicron on Monday.
Feather France New restrictions were announced on Monday: a reinforcement of sanitary protocols in schools, the closure of discos for four weeks and greater access to vaccines and reinforcements for people over 65.
Portugal, with the highest vaccination rate in Europe (87% of the population), forcibly re-established its epidemic control measures (use of masks, sanitary passes) from last week, launching a new vaccination campaign for March.
The global coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 5,253,726 people worldwide World Health Organization (WHO) Since its presence in China in December 2019.
With info from AFP
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