December 21st, French Health Minister Verand said in a radio morning interview that France’s interruption of the movement of people from the United Kingdom is necessary to prevent the mutant strain of the novel coronavirus, and there is no need to panic about it.
Wei Lang said that according to the information available to the British side, although the mutant strain seems to be more infectious, the clinical symptoms of their pathogenic symptoms have not changed at present, and the proportion of severe cases has not affected for the time being.
Wei Lang believes that there is still a need for more in-depth research on mutant strains, especially to find out whether the mutant strains caused the recent rebound of the epidemic in the UK or whether the virus mutation caused by the rebound in the number of infected people in the UK.
Veran also said that while France continues to strengthen its virus detection capabilities, it has been taking virus samples for gene sequence analysis, and no mutant strain has been found so far. But Veran admitted that this variant of the novel coronavirus may still have begun to spread among French people.
On the afternoon of the 20th local time, in response to the risk of spreading new variants of the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the French government held an emergency health defense conference.
After the meeting, French Prime Minister Castelle said on social media that the movement of people from the United Kingdom would be completely interrupted from 00:00 local time on the 21st. This measure will last 48 hours and cover all modes of transportation. Castell said that within these 48 hours, France will coordinate with EU countries and assess the new situation of the British epidemic to reach a unified response.
French Health Minister: New strain of COVID-19 may be spreading in France
December 21st – According to a report by Sky News Network, French Health Minister Veran said that the new strain of COVID-19, which spreads faster, is likely to have spread in France.