the Delta variant will be in the majority “probably this weekend” in France, according to Olivier Véran

the Delta variant will be in the majority “probably this weekend” in France, according to Olivier Véran
the Delta variant will be in the majority “probably this weekend” in France, according to Olivier Véran

The Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is gaining ground in the country, will probably be in the majority from this weekend in the new contaminations in France, the Minister of Health said on France Inter on Friday. “The Delta variant will soon be in the majority, probably this weekend, in our country “, said Olivier Véran.

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“The Delta variant, 60% more contagious than the other viral strains, is gradually replacing all the other forms of the coronavirus and it represented almost 50% of the contaminations in France on Thursday evening”, clarified Olivier Véran.

“The vaccination coverage of caregivers will increase”

Regarding a possible vaccination obligation for health personnel, no decision has been taken for the moment, said the minister. “My deep conviction is that the vaccination coverage of caregivers will increase. In Italy, it was enough to consider that vaccination would be compulsory for the vaccination coverage to rise to 97%”, also declared Olivier Véran.

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Olivier Véran and several professional health organizations signed a joint declaration on Wednesday in which they say they are in favor of compulsory vaccination for health professionals under certain conditions. “At this stage, no decision has been taken but it seems that a societal, political and professional consensus is emerging to move towards this,” said the Minister of Health on France Inter.

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Defense Council Monday

Emmanuel Macron will chair an exceptional health defense council on Monday, during which the questions of compulsory vaccination for caregivers, an extension of the health pass and free tests should be addressed, in the face of the risk of a fourth epidemic wave due to the Delta variant.

 
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