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DIRECT – Coronavirus: up to 1,000 euros fine per employee for companies reluctant to telework

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France is facing a wave of the Omicron variant, pushing the government to take new measures, in particular on the vaccination pass, teleworking, or even wearing a mask outdoors. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.

09:13

“All fairs and shows are not affected by the gauges” set on Monday to curb the Omicron variant of the Covid-19, said the Minister Delegate in charge of Tourism and SMEs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, on Thursday.

Zoos and amusement parks are also not affected by these gauges set at 2,000 people maximum indoors and 5,000 outdoors to slow down the Omicron variant, Lemoyne added on RMC.

8:45 a.m.

While the government imposes three to four days of teleworking per week from next Monday, recalcitrant companies will risk a fine of up to 1,000 euros per employee, announces on LCI the Minister of Labor Elisabeth Borne.

An amendment to the bill on the vaccine pass will be tabled by the end of the week.

05:07

The number of new cases of Covid has almost tripled in one week and continues to grow “worryingly” in Guadeloupe, where the Delta variant remains in the majority, announced the ARS and the prefecture.

Some 543 cases were identified from December 20 to 26, against 203 the previous week and “nearly 850 cases were identified in less than 3 days” for the start of the week from December 27 to January 2, said Valérie Denux , Director General of the Regional Health Agency (ARS), during a press conference. “The situation this week is really very very worrying,” she explained.

02:04

The Mexican drug regulator on Wednesday authorized the emergency use of the Cuban Abdala vaccine against Covid-19, authorities said.

00:41

Argentina, after the United States on Monday, then Spain, announced a reduction in the quarantine for people positive for Covid, from 10 to 7 days, in an attempt to minimize the impact on economic activity in the face of a record outbreak of cases in recent days against the background of the presence of the Omicron variant.

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