The best way to celebrate the New Year is not to celebrate it, said French Health Minister Olivier Veran. His words are reported by the Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
Such a proposal is associated with risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The best way to meet the beginning of the New Year is not to celebrate it!” – he said. In an interview with the newspaper, Veran said that the big holiday will be when “no longer have to count the dead”, and there will also be an opportunity to tell the French not to wear masks.
The minister did not give any predictions about the stabilization of the situation with the coronavirus in France. “We still need to be patient,” he said.
Earlier it became known that a new strain of coronavirus, which was identified in the UK in December this year, was found in France. A new type of coronavirus was found in a man who arrived from the UK.
from December 27 in Europe began vaccination against coronavirus. Residents of Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy will receive vaccinations against COVID-19.