France makes face mask mandatory in all indoor public places
France makes face mask mandatory in all indoor public places. Image Source: IANS News

Paris, Dec 1 : The epidemical situation in France is worsening, French Health Minister Olivier Veran has said.

This "continues to mark an increase in the spread of the virus on national territory, with an average number of infections per day which exceeds 30,000," he told the National Assembly on Tuesday.

France on Tuesday reported 47,177 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 7,675,504, Xinhua news agency reported.

Government spokesperson Gabriel Attal on Tuesday said that a case of the new Omicron variant had been detected in La Reunion, an overseas territory of France in the Indian Ocean.

The French Health Ministry on Sunday reported eight suspected cases of the Omicron variant among passengers who had visited Africa in the last 14 days.

As a preventive measure, France and several other European Union countries have decided to suspend flights from seven southern African countries.

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