Will the Covid-19 epidemic experience a new rebound? The Delta variant of the coronavirus “will soon be in the majority in our country, probably from this weekend”, announced the Minister of Health Olivier Véran this morning on France Inter. He calls to continue “to be careful”. “The incidence rate is going up, even if it is much lower”, he added.
“The Delta variant is more contagious (60% more contagious than the other viral strains which circulated until now), it is replacing all the other strains. This variant again leads to an increase in contaminations in France and in many countries around us “, explained Olivier Véran.
The minister also pointed out that a “consensus” emerged on the compulsory vaccination of caregivers, while stressing that “at this stage, no decision has been made”.