The toughest restrictions return in France. The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced on Monday the closure of the clubs for 4 weeks. The measure responds to the explosive increase in covid cases and the presence of the omicron variant in the country, with 25 confirmed infections.
The French government has informed that it is also considering opening vaccination for minors between 5 and 11 years of age, if possible, before the end of the year. Meanwhile, Castex asks citizens to reduce social encounters and maintain prevention measures.
Spain: a Christmas dinner that ends badly
In Spain, the Christmas meal for a group of toilets ends badly. 68 health workers from the Regional University Hospital of Malaga have tested positive for coronavirus after the meeting.
It is known that up to 173 people attended the Christmas meal organized by the Intensive Care team, the Spanish authorities track other possible infections.
United Kingdom: more than 336 cases of the omicron variant
In the UK, several cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed in people with no travel history. Which means that it is now being transmitted within the population. However the symptoms are mild.
“The number of confirmed cases is 336; all of them are infected for the first time. Some may be asymptomatic, others feel bad. None of them, until now, have been hospitalized,” the Secretary of Health explained in the House of Commons. , Sajid Javid.
Czech Republic bets on compulsory vaccination
The Czech Government will impose compulsory vaccination on caregivers, health workers, policemen and the military, as well as anyone over 60 years of age. Those who refuse will be suspended from work.
The Czech Health Minister said his cabinet will issue a decree this week that will add the covid vaccine to the mandatory vaccination program in force in the country.
Only 59.6% of Czechs are vaccinated, compared to an average of 66.4% in the European Union, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).