A week before Christmas, restrictions around the world are mounting again in the face of the rise of the Omigran variant.
One month after being identified in South Africa, Omigron variant It has already been identified in nearly 80 countries and is making dramatic progress in Europe, where it is expected to dominate by mid-January, the European Commission said.
Many countries on the old continent have stepped up their health measures as the year-end holidays approach.
In Ireland, bars, pubs and restaurants are closed from 8:00 pm on Sundays until the end of January.
In France, the government has asked town halls to cancel any concerts or fireworks scheduled for New Year’s Day.
On the American continent, Quebec will re-establish measurements in bars, restaurants and shops.
In Asia, South Korea is resetting compulsory closing hours for cafes, restaurants, cinemas and other public places this Saturday, and private meetings should now be limited to four people.
The first travel restrictions also began to ease this weekend.
France re-establishes duty for “from this SaturdayMandatory reasons“For travelers coming and going from the United Kingdom, this is the third day in a row that it has recorded new pollution with 93,045 cases.
Within the European Union, some countries, such as Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Greece, now have to present a negative test even if European travelers are vaccinated.
Germany classified France and Denmark on Friday. “High riskIsolation will be imposed on unvaccinated passengers from these countries. From Sunday, the measure will apply to travelers from Norway, Lebanon and Andorra.
Stress for those who are not vaccinated
Everywhere, up to the mandatory vaccination, there are measures with increased pressure against those who are not vaccinated.
Therefore, in Los Angeles, as of Saturday, all city employees, including police and firefighters who are not exempt for medical or religious reasons, should be vaccinated, subject to fines placed on leave. According to City Hall services, 43,800 municipal employees, or about 79% of the total, were in a state of renewal this week.
This vaccination obligation has been vehemently opposed by some police officers or firefighters, who have so far failed to have the action suspended by the court.
According to NBC television, about 80% of Los Angeles police officers have been vaccinated against Govt-19, but more than 2,500 of them are reluctant and have applied for exemptions, which will be reviewed in the coming weeks.
On Friday, the U.S. Federal Court restored the vaccine requirement for employees of large companies desired by the Biden administration, and it was suspended by the Texas Court of Appeals in early November.. This decision can still be challenged up to the Supreme Court.
In Switzerland, from Monday, only those vaccinated or cured will have access to restaurants, cultural institutions and the interior of sports and leisure facilities and indoor events.
An obligation to implement in France at the beginning of the year, there will be a health pass “Vaccine pass“Prime Minister Jean Costex announced on Friday evening.. To enter places subject to this pass (restaurants, cultural places, entertainment, etc.), a negative test is no longer enough: it is necessary to have a vaccine (or govit cure) and a prescription. Booster dose.
At the same time, the vaccine is spreading to children almost everywhere, and Brazil has joined other countries such as Canada, the United States, Israel and Chile. Portugal, Italy and Greece.
Pfizer announced on Friday that it would like to test the third dose of the anti-govt vaccine in children under the age of 5, which could lead to the company filing an accreditation request for three doses at this age next year.
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