Keyword: Delta variant
French junior minister for European affairs Clément Beaune on Thursday advised against travel this summer to Spain and Portugal because of a surge in the two countries of the notably contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, adding it was 'better to remain in France or go to other countries'.
Amid a surge of infections of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, France now allows people to receive a second dose of Covid vaccine anywhere in the country in an effort to encourage holidaymakers not to delay the final jab until after the summer vacations.
An emerging spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus has led to a delay in the lifting of restrictions on public movement in the Landes in south-west France, while a scientific advisor has warned that it will also likely lead to a fourth wave of the epidemic in the autumn.
The two patients who had contracted the Delta variant were aged 42 and 60, and whose health status was marked by a number of risk factors; neither were vaccinated.
French health minister says Delta variant only made up between 2 and 4 per cent of confirmed cases in the country.