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DIRECT – Coronavirus: isolation rules lightened


France is facing a fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, pushing the government to take new measures. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or in the world.

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According to Arnaud Fontanet, epidemiologist, the peak in the number of Covid-19 cases “should peak in mid-January”. He adds that “the peak hospital could take place a week later” and that “Ile-de-France will be the first affected”. Asked by the Journal du dimanche, this member of the Scientific Council said to expect “an immense logistical and organizational challenge”, while the hospital is “already very tested by 22 months of health crisis”.


CNEWS morning guest, pediatrician Robert Cohen explains that the Omicron variant “does not create more severe infections in children, but there will be more cases and that is also true in children”. According to him, installing CO2 sensors at school “is imperative”. The specialist recalls the importance of air quality in the fight against a virus whose transmission is airborne.


The isolation rules for people positive for Covid-19 will be lightened from Monday, January 3. French people with a complete vaccination schedule will have to isolate themselves for 7 days regardless of the variant, an isolation which can be lifted after 5 days in the event of a negative antigen or PCR test.

In addition, there will be no more quarantine for contact cases with a complete vaccination schedule, announced Olivier Véran in the Journal du Dimanche.