Faced with a new wave of the Omicron variant that explodes the number of Covit-19 pollutants, more and more governments around the world are being forced to ease the rules for isolating patients and their relatives to avoid economic stagnation.
While Omicron’s serious epidemic – and its impressive march of strikes and isolation – have not accelerated the pace of pollution, this time around, the increase in deaths has greatly affected the organization’s structure.
Europe, the first region involved – the current epicenter of the epidemic – is facing unprecedented levels of pollution: more than 4.9 million infections have been reported in the past seven days, or 59% more than in the previous week, according to AFP. Saturday. In total, more than 100 million cases have been reported since the virus was discovered in December 2019.
To protect socio-economic life, France – more than one million cases detected in last seven days – announced Sunday Rules for isolating victims and their contacts have been relaxed since Monday, Thus joining the growing list of countries that reduce isolated times.
Positive individuals who have been completely vaccinated should now isolate themselves for seven days instead of ten, and may be isolated after five days in the event of a negative test, regardless of variance. There will also be no isolation for those in contact with a complete vaccination schedule.
A change in the rules makes it possible to make sure. “Pollution control while maintaining socio-economic lifeThe Ministry of Health said in a statement.
“Living with the virus“
And in the United Kingdom, which records daily pollution records, British Health Minister Sajid Javed said on Saturday. Only more restrictions apply “As a last resort“In the UK. Just before Christmas, the British government was there Isolation period for vaccinated against corona virus has been reduced from ten to seven days.
Insists “The enormous health, social and economic cost of prisons“Mr. Javid felt it was necessary to give way to himself.”Live with the virus“Thanks to the arsenal of vaccines, treatments and massive screenings,” he said in a column published in the Daily Mail.
However, the health service “Inevitably“Being under pressure in the coming weeks”Sharp rise“Hospitals.
On Friday, the Swiss Health Commission decided that the isolation of cantons contact cases could be reduced from ten days to seven days and restricted.For those who live together or have been in close contact with the person who tested positive“.
Fears that the economy would collapse led Spain to decide already on Wednesday Reduce the isolation of those who are positive to Govt-19 to seven days against the previous ten days, To find the balance between “Public health“And”Economic growth“According to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
On the same day, Argentina took a similar decision in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the record increase in cases in its region on economic activity. Portugal decided to do the same on Friday.
Cancellation of flights in the United States
South Africa rescinded on December 31 a night curfew order that had been in effect for 21 months, believing it had surpassed the peak of the Omigron wave. “We seek to find a balance between people’s lives, their livelihoods and the goal of saving lives“, Minister Montley explained to Kungupele.
An example of the impact of the Omigron wave is that global aviation is still facing many disruptions. In isolation, airlines are forced to cancel flights due to the absence of pilots and flight attendants after the Covit-19 or contact.
Saturday, in the United States, added unfavorable weather to outbreaks related to the epidemic, some 2,660 flights were canceledMore than half of the 4,617 deleted worldwide at about 7:30 a.m. (12:30 a.m. GMT), according to the FlyAware website.
Joe Biden’s management decided on Monday to control the absence and thus avoid blockages and shortages. Reduce the recommended isolation period from ten to five days for those with Govt exposure, If they are asymptomatic.
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