In United States of america Health officials have reduced the recommended period of isolation in case of asymptomatic contagion in COVID from ten to five days, recommending the use of masks in conjunction with others for at least the next five days. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has appealed to Americans not to panic.
Speaking about the fast-spreading Omicron version, Biden said some US hospitals may be “overrun,” but the country is generally prepared for the latest wave.
recommendations of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which eases isolation for asymptomatic cases, allows people to return to work, reducing the potential for massive labor shortages in key parts of the economy. The recommendations, which are not binding but are followed closely by US businesses and politicians, also suggest a five-day isolation period “followed by five days of wearing masks in the presence of others.”
The agency said the new guidelines were “inspired by science”, which shows that most Covid-19 transmission occurs early in the course of the disease, usually a day or two before onset. symptoms and after two or three days.
France toward quarantine review and new restrictions
The French government will adjust the quarantine rules for COVID-19 positive people and their contacts. The duration will be specified by the end of the week. “Omicron’s features prompt us to review our measures on isolation, on the advice of health officials,” Prime Minister Jean Castex said, adding that the executive would signal new ones “by the end of the week”.
Castex also announced that drinks in French bars and cafes could no longer be made while standing, but only while sitting for the next three weeks from January 3. “The economic sectors affected by this decision will be compensated in the framework of the consultation, which will be organized by the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire”, said Jean Casteaux, describing the new measures introduced to combat the pandemic. The prime minister also announced that France would not delay returning to school after the Christmas holidays and that there would be no New Year’s Eve curfew.
In France, 30,383 new cases of covid have been registered in the last 24 hours, which is higher than the previous day’s 27,697, but always below the record set on Christmas Day when for the first time the threshold of 100 thousand infections was crossed. was crossed. time..
In the United Kingdom, odd measures
The situation in the UK will be mixed. While Wales and Northern Ireland began closing nightclubs from Sunday and Scotland joined the measure from tomorrow, England will not see the anti-Covid restrictions imposed on New Year’s Eve. This was decided by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meaning nightclubs and mass events would be able to take place on schedule.
After a virtual briefing with England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, and the government’s chief science adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, Downing Street said the data would continue to be revised, but did not take any new steps at the start of the new year. Will go Johnson and Health Minister Sajid Javid will emphasize individual responsibility, the need to wear masks at home, keep areas ventilated and get tested before seeing elderly or vulnerable relatives.
The UK Health Ministry announced that the country had a record number of infections with 113,628 new infections on Christmas Day. For yesterday, the data provided 98,515 new infections by speaking instead. Overall, there have been 12,209,991 cases and 148,003 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Israel reduced ‘Red List’, Italy also dropped
Israel is preparing to ease travel restrictions to and from the country introduced due to the Omicron version, reducing the so-called “Red List”. This – according to the media – is a sign of the Ministry of Health that has yet to be approved by the government and the Knesset. African countries and the European Union – including Italy – will be removed from the “Red List”, but more than 10 will remain, including the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Great Britain, along with Mexico. If approved, the new liberalization – which removes restrictions on Israelis to travel to those countries and a 7-day quarantine for returnees – should take effect on the night between Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 December.
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