Covid-19: should the borders be closed to curb the Delta variant?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – Jean-François Delfraissy declared this Wednesday morning that it is “already too late” to take new measures at the borders. Germany, however, closes its doors to travelers from Portugal and Russia.

THE QUESTION. Last Friday, Germany added Russia and Portugal to its list of countries affected by a strong increase in Covid-19 variants, which in practice means closing its space to most travelers from these two countries. , with the exception of German nationals. Asked about this by Léa Salamé on France Inter this Wednesday morning, the president of the scientific council considered for his part that such a measure would be useless in France, because “it’s already too late” according to him. “The Indian virus is already present in the South West, at a percentage level which will gradually increase, despite a fairly low level of general contamination», Detailed Jean-François Delfraissy.

The question of whether or not to close borders has been agitating the countries of the European Union for several days now, which are struggling to agree on a coordinated policy despite the efforts in this direction by several leaders, including Emmanuel Macron. French President

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