About 105 thousand people took part in protests against the introduction of vaccine passes in France. This was announced on Saturday, January 8, by the BFMTV channel, citing data from the French Ministry of the Interior.
It is noted that 18 thousand people took to the streets in Paris. At one of the actions in the capital, law enforcement agencies had to use tear gas.
The actions ended without serious incidents, 10 people were detained in Paris. During the protests, three law enforcement officers were injured.
Thousands take to the streets of Paris against vaccine mandates and the country’s authoritarian COVID restrictions. Take a look.pic.twitter.com/c4LbzgIhuc
– Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) January 8, 2022
In total, 179 demonstrations were recorded throughout the country.
According to the international statistical bureau Worldometer, in total 11,815,121 cases of the disease were detected in France during the pandemic. In total, during the pandemic, 125,348 people died from COVID-19 in the republic.
Earlier, on January 4, French scientists discovered a new strain of coronavirus, which received the designation B.1.640.2.
The expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) Maria van Kerkhove reported about the low spread of this strain. She also stressed that existing vaccines are effective against this type of infection.
On January 1, a rally was held in Paris against vaccine passes and the policies of French President Emmanuel Macron. In his New Year’s address, the French leader expressed hope for an end to the coronavirus pandemic in 2022. He noted that the fifth wave of COVID-19 is under way in the country and called on all citizens to get vaccinated.
The Russian authorities urge citizens to get vaccinated in order to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Russians are vaccinated for free. Six vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N, KoviVak and Sputnik M.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.