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France tightens COVID-19 regulations, but there will be no curfew on New Year’s Eve.

Premier Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Veran announced a series of new on Monday to combat the spread of COVID-19 during the New Year’s celebrations, and they urged their countrymen to abide by the precautions taken.

The country registered over 100,000 new COVID-19 cases on Dec 24 alone. On Monday, the Council of Ministers and the Public Health Defense Council both held meetings, with President Emmanuel Macron presiding over the latter one.

Specifically, Veran stated that the Delta and variants were both spreading in unprecedented across the country.

There is still work to be done in combating the Delta virus ; however, the variant, which Veran is “at least three times more contagious,” is gaining ground quickly.

He warned that hundreds of thousands of new daily cases could be expected in January.

Castex asserted that the COVID-19 vaccines were effective in preventing COVID-19-related outcomes and urged people to get vaccinated against the . He stated that all of the patients currently being treated in intensive care were not vaccinated at the of their admission.

It has been decided that people can now receive a COVID-19 shot three months after their initial jabs instead of the previous four months, reducing the previously recommended period of four months in order to better combat the variant.

On . 15, 2022, the French government plans to transform the health pass into a vaccine pass, which will serve as proof of vaccination and will enable people to take part in many everyday activities. People must be vaccinated in order for a vaccine pass to be valid – a negative test will not be accepted in this case.

The on the vaccine pass requires approval by the National Assembly and the Senate.

Castex said that there will be no curfew in the country for New Year’s . After January 3, however, indoor activities will be limited to 2,000 people and outdoor events will be limited to 5,000 people, with concerts prohibited for the first three weeks of the month.

People will be required to work from home three days per week starting in January, according to Castex.

Veran stated that additional will be announced on December 30 and that the Public Health Defense Council will reconvene on January 5 to the situation.

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