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France cuts isolation time to seven days for vaccinated

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As the Omicron variant continues to progress in the country, which has recorded more than 200,000 new cases daily for four consecutive days, Olivier Véran underlines the importance ofavoid the destabilization of social and economic life.

It announces a harmonization of the code of conduct in the event of contamination, whatever the variant, and a reduction of the isolation period from seven to ten days for vaccinated people.

As of tomorrow, positive people whose vaccination schedule is complete will have to isolate themselves for seven days. This isolation can be lifted after five days in the event of a negative antigen or PCR test. Those who are not vaccinated will have to isolate themselves for ten days, with a possible exit after seven days under the same conditions., he said.

Contact cases will have to isolate themselves for seven days and be tested.

Omicron maybe the last wave

If you have a complete vaccination schedule, you will be able to continue your activities as long as you have regular tests., says Olivier Véran. The first, a PCR or an antigen, on D0, the day you learn that you are in contact. Then, you will have to perform a self-test on D + 2 and D + 4. By providing proof of your first screening on D0 at the pharmacy, you will receive all the self-tests necessary for your follow-up free of charge..

The Minister confirms that the highly contagious Omicron variant is less dangerous than the Delta variant, both active in the country.

English data published yesterday confirms this: there are three times less severe forms of the disease with Omicron than with Delta, says Olivier Véran.

Omicron is, according to him, too contagious to be fully controlled, unless strict containment is instituted.

This fifth wave may be the last. Omicron is so contagious that it will affect all populations of the world. It will lead to enhanced immunity: we will all be more armed after its passage, he hopes.

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