Wary of Omicron Variant, France Cancels New Year's Fireworks

Wary of Omicron Variant, France Cancels New Year's Fireworks

Fireworks on New Year's Eve and other festivals on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France, have been cancelled. This cancellation is in line with the new plan of the French Government which wants to prevent the spread of the outbreak of the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Friday, December 17, 2021 said parties usually attended by the general public and fireworks displays, will not be allowed on New Year's Eve 2022. French citizens are advised, even though they have injected two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, are advised for a Covid-19 test before attending a get-together.

Ummatimes - The omicron variant is believed to have made the number of new cases of Covid-19 in France rise to 10 percent. The French Ministry of Health plans to impose stricter rules for those who wish to enter public places.

The certificate of the corona virus vaccine was introduced in France in early 2021. French citizens must show a certificate that they have injected the corona virus vaccine when entering restaurants and long-distance public transportation.

Under the current new rules, those who test negative for Covid-19 are allowed to enter public places in the indoor area. French Health Minister Olivier Veran said early next year his party would give the green light or permission to immunize against the coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5-11 years.

Currently, only children with serious health conditions or at high risk of contracting COVID-19, may be given the Covid-19 vaccine immunization. According to Veran, his party is targeting the voluntary injection of the corona virus vaccine for children in France to start on December 22, 2021.