In France, about 18,000 new coronavirus infections were registered over the past day — almost three times more than last Tuesday, and the maximum since mid-May.
This is reported by Le Figaro.
Just a week ago on Tuesday, there were fewer than 7,000 new cases. The Ministry of Health attributes this jump to the spread of the “Delta” strain.
“This means that our morbidity rate has increased by 150% in a week. We have not seen this with either the original strain or the “British” one, “ said Health Minister Olivier Veran.
The minister suggested that the rates of hospitalization will soon begin to grow. He added that the only way to combat the epidemic is vaccination and urged those who doubt to be vaccinated.
“We are preparing to introduce the” health passport” because we simply do not have time and there is no choice, “ Veran said.
Recall that on the eve of the government representative Gabriel Attal said that there are already grounds to talk about the fourth wave of the epidemic.
From July 21, “health passports” will become a mandatory document in France for access to entertainment events, and from August-also for visiting restaurants and traveling by long-distance train and plane.
After this announcement, the number of people wishing to be vaccinated increased rapidly, and protests against “health passports” were also held in a number of cities.