LIVE – Covid-19: “a dozen” possible cases of the Omicron variant being analyzed in France


Anyone “in contact” with another who tests positive for the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, will need to be isolated even if they are vaccinated, the health ministry said on Saturday.

“Any person at risk of contact with a possible case or a confirmed case of the B1.1.529 variant, regardless of their vaccination status, should be considered as ‘high risk contact’ and should therefore be placed in quarantine”, according to the text sent to health establishments and professionals and of which AFP has obtained a copy.

Currently in France, where no confirmed case of this variant has yet been announced, if a person is in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, he must only isolate himself for seven days if he is not vaccinated or if her vaccination schedule is incomplete and / or she is immunocompromised, according to Health Insurance.

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