Covid-19: fireworks and New Year's festivities canceled in Paris, the Scientific Council calls for restrictions

Pixabay No fireworks this year on the Champs-Elysées! The Paris town hall announced on Saturday 12 December the cancellation of the fireworks and concerts planned on the Champs-Elysées for New Year’s Eve, in order to apply the measures requested by the government to fight against the Covid epidemic – 18. “In view of the resurgence of the pandemic and the new government announcements, the City of Paris regrets having to cancel all the festivities planned on the Champs-Élysées on 31 December “, affirmed the town hall, specifying that he It was about the fireworks display and concerts planned on the avenue des Champs-Élysées. On our side, the Scientific Council on Covid – 12 called on the government to introduce “significant restrictions” against the risk of transmission of the epidemic on the occasion of New Year’s Eve, in a notice published this Saturday. “In view of the acceleration of the epidemic, and the risks associated with end-of-year festive activities, significant restrictive measures must be able to be taken by the authorities on the occasion of New Year’s Eve (including, where applicable, under the form of limitation of collective activities or curfews), with the possibility of a territorial variation “, writes this Council, responsible for giving recommendations to the executive with regard to knowledge about the epidemic.

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Fear of a series of “mini-clusters”

“The Scientific Council anticipates that the protective measures will be particular very well attended during the Christmas holidays. (…) Our fellow citizens will be keen to spend this Christmas party 790 in a more limited number, to be tested before, to ensure that the oldest have received their booster dose, “said the Council. On the other hand,” for the New Year’s festivities An, the Scientific Council warns of the behavior of citizens which could be different with a more or less controlled festive activity “.

He “would like something to be done to prevent New Years Day from forming a series of mini-clusters at Omicron , which could broadcast quickly in the days that followed throughout the country, given the population movements during this period “, he added.

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