Several German federal states have already strengthened their measures, while the United Kingdom analyzes the evolution of the pandemic with its scientific advisers to decide whether to impose new restrictions.
Due to the high infections of the Omicron variant, new restrictions are in place in Europe against the explosion of new cases of COVID. French government on Monday announced new measures to contain the fifth wave, of which impose teleworking at least three days a week As well as increase the booster dose for five to three months After the first two injections. Several German federal states have already stepped up their measures against the coronavirus, despite a drop in incidence. The United Kingdom analyzes the evolution of the pandemic with its scientific advisors to decide whether to impose new restrictions.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex made these announcements after the approval of a bill in the Council of Ministers to be approved by the French Assembly in January. this text exclude drastic measures, as the return to school will be maintained for now on 3rd January 2022 and curfew has been ruled outA, although it provides for the restriction of public concentrations.
Castex, who appeared with Health Minister Olivier Veran, emphasized that increase in vaccination rates (currently 78 percent of the total population, including children, have had at least one dose) and for this they confirmed that the current health pass would become one of the vaccinations.
With this change, unrelated, that so far may present a negative test, Must demonstrate a vaccination by January 15, 2022 To be able to go to theatres, theatres, museums, transport, cafes and sports facilities.
The ruler also warned that Penalty will be imposed against use of false health pass, which are counted in the hundreds of thousands. “This practice defames me, as prime minister and citizen, as it is a deliberate act of putting other people at risk and no personal punishment justifies it,” Castex set out the details of those new fines. without saying, which will be given one after the other this Friday. Series of legal consultations.
The leader was also concerned about the huge crowd. until January, caps will be installed 2,000 for closed premises and 5,000 for those outside.
I know It will also regulate consumption in bars, restaurants and movie theatres. In the former, this can only be done while sitting, and in the latter, it is not possible to eat and drink so as not to remove the mask, a measure that would also affect transportation.
Several German federal states strengthened their measures against the coronavirus, despite a declining trend in incidence and in prevention of the repercussions that the Omicron version would have on the dynamics of the pandemic.
In Mecklenburgo-Antepomerania (Northeast Germany) Cinemas, theatres, museums, zoological parks and the interior of museums will be closed this Monday.
In brandenburg (East Germany) and Lower Saxony (the country’s north), for now as of January 11, there will be a limit of ten people – not counting children – both indoors and outdoors.
In Baden-Wurtenberg Bars, restaurants and other establishments (in the south-west of the country) must remain closed between 10:30 pm and 5:00 am.
This rule will be relaxed on New Year’s Eve and establishments will have to close only at 1:00 pm.
The weekly incidence in Germany this Monday was 222.7 infections per 100,000 residents compared to 316 last week and 13,908 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, down 2,178 from the previous week, according to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute. (RKI) for virology.
In addition, 69 people died of the disease, which is 50 fewer than a week ago.
However, the RKI warned that many infections have not been reported as part of the health offices were closed during the Christmas holidays.
For this reason, it is believed that from the second week of January it will be possible to come up with such figures which can act as guidelines.
Epidemiologists, on the other hand, believe that, despite the decline in statistics, there has been an increase in the prevalence of omicrons, which raises concerns about an increase in infections as this type is known to be more contagious.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 7,005,289 confirmed infections of the coronavirus in Germany. 110,443 people have died due to causes related to this disease and 6,156,500 people have recovered from it.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland They have restricted the capacity for large events from the end of this week and approved social distancing measures in public places, while the central British government to take further steps for more data on the severity of the disease caused by Omicron. Waiting to know.
The United Kingdom on Friday recorded a total of 122,000 new infections, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. Over the past seven days, hospitalizations in the country increased by 16.5 percent and by 47 percent in London, where Omicron has spread the most.
Johnson has further stated that he will not hesitate to impose new sanctions if necessary, although a faction in his party opposes any tougher moves and will bring a no-confidence motion against his leadership if it moves in that direction. has threatened.
In the event of ordering legally binding limits, the Prime Minister has promised to convene an extraordinary session. Parliament During the Christmas holiday, which lasts until January 5.
Conservative leaders will face a slew of duties of their own in that case, having revealed themselves against the introduction of COVID passports for discos and large events earlier this month.
Instead, Johnson could choose to issue certain recommendations to the population to limit their social contacts, without requiring their compliance being mandated by law, thus avoiding going through the House of Commons. Did.
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