Covid19 – France has entered the 5th wave
France is at the beginning of a 5th wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Olivier Veran said, as his ministry registered 11 883 new cases, the second day in a row with a new case tally over 10,000. New cases have seen double-digit percentage increases week-on-week since around mid-October.
Warning that Covid-19 infection rates are climbing again in the country, French president Emmanuel Macron said earlier this week that those aged 65 and above in the country will need to show proof of a Covid-19 booster jab to be able to visit restaurants, attend cultural events, and take intercity trains.
President Macron also urged the citizens to receive the 1st dose of the vaccine if not received yet.