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Saturday, 29 January 2022 07:41 GMT

France avoids going back to lockdown amid increasing Omicron numbers


(MENAFN) According to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, the country is going to attempt to prevent any new health regulations involving a lockdown to deal with the increasing Covid-19 infections and the spread of the newly-detected strain.

He stated on Sunday during an interview with Europe 1, Les Echos and CNews, "we should do the maximum to avoid any new health restrictions,” unlike a few European nations, the government isn’t in support of making vaccination obligatory.

Le Maire was talking before of a defense council conference on Monday to take into account how to deal with the most recent wave of coronavirus, the advance of the newly-dsicovered strain in the nation and the increasing numbers of individuals in critical care facility.

The finance minister refused the proposal of another lockdown, stating this would harm people’s spirits and the approaching Christmas holidays.

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