The number of corona cases is constantly increasing in European countries. In France, 1 lakh 79 thousand 606 people were affected by corona last Tuesday. At the same time, the number of corona cases is increasing in Italy, Greece, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Newer variants of the Corona Omicron are thought to be on the rise due to the Christmas festivities. In addition, the chances of dying in a hospital due to Omicron are 30 to 60 percent lower than in Delta.
But the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that an increase in corona infections across Europe could push the health system to the brink of collapse. According to the WHO’s weekly corona update published on Tuesday, the number of new corona infections in Europe increased by 56% in the week before December 26, and in the Americas by 30%.
Highlighting the situation in France, Health Minister Oliver Veran warned on Monday. He said the daily infection in the country could exceed two and a half million by early January. The French Hospital Federation, an association of hospitals in the country, says the most difficult time has not yet come.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced new restrictions earlier this week that would include compulsory homework at least three days a week, starting in January. The amount of booster doses has also increased in the country. So far 23 million people have been given booster doses.
Although the infection rate has been low in France for some time, coronavirus infections have been on the rise since December 4. On this day, the corona of 50,000 people was identified in the country. Infections have been on the rise ever since.
In Italy, Portugal, Greece, and Cyprus, the number of people infected with Omicron is also increasing.