French officials introduce measures to curb the spread of the mutated strain of the new coronavirus, Delta
(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Official French Measures to Contain the Spread of Delta, a Mutant Strain of New Coronavirus
China News Agency, Paris, June 24 (Reporter Li Yang) The spread of the mutant strain of the new crown virus, Delta, has accelerated in some areas of France recently. French Prime Minister Castay visited relevant areas on the 24th and announced relevant measures on behalf of the authorities to contain them. The spread of the strain.
On June 9, local time, France launched the third phase of "unblocking", further opening up catering, commercial and cultural venues. The picture shows people receiving catering services at the famous Flora Cafe in central Paris that day. Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Yang
The delta strain is currently one of the new coronavirus variants that have been marked by the WHO as "requiring attention". The strain was first discovered in India and is considered more infectious than other strains. At present, the delta strain is spreading rapidly in the Landes province of southwestern France, arousing the vigilance of French officials.
According to the latest official epidemic data, the delta strain accounts for about 10% of newly confirmed cases in France. In the Paris Region, this strain has accounted for 12% to 13% of newly confirmed cases. In Landes province, the strain has accounted for 70% of new confirmed cases. French epidemiologists warned that confirmed cases of this strain must be controlled within a lower threshold to prevent it from evolving into exponential growth.
French Prime Minister Castay went to Landes to learn about the local epidemic situation on the 24th, and pointed out that the delta strain has spread in the UK and France must respond. On behalf of the government, he announced a 7-day "strengthening action plan" as a specific response measure.
Castel said that in the coming week, the virus testing in the Landes province will be strengthened, especially the distribution of virus test kits to schools; an additional 60,000 doses of new crown vaccine will be provided to the Landes province and other areas where the delta strain is accelerating. The vaccination process in relevant areas; the local medical department will strengthen the tracking and monitoring of the virus infection chain. If the epidemic cannot be alleviated in the future, the Landes Province may strengthen epidemic control measures.
Castel also pointed out that appointments for the new crown vaccine are slowing down, and this situation should be changed. He once again urged nursing staff in nursing homes to be vaccinated before the end of this summer. If the vaccination coverage rate of relevant staff is still insufficient by the end of August, the government will "do not hesitate" to take countermeasures.
According to the French Ministry of Health, 32.67 million people in France have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the number of people who have been fully vaccinated is 1.67 million. (Finish)