Covid-19: reflux initiated, sanitary measures reduced

The decrease in water levels announced in mid-January by Professor Arnaud Fontanet seems to be confirmed. The authorities are lifting some restrictions.

There are 416,896 new confirmed cases on February 1, 2022 and 340,701 positive cases, on average daily over seven days. The epidemic has begun to ebb but remains high in France.
The Omicron variant has now driven out the Delta variant. It is more contagious but less serious and less lethal than its predecessor. And it infects both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people.

Progressive lifting of constraints

The health authorities note that the peak has passed. They have decided to lift some sanitary restrictions, starting this Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The mask will no longer be mandatory outdoors, the gauges are removed in stadiums and places of leisure, telecommuting is no longer mandatory even if it remains recommended.
It will be necessary to wait until February 16 for other measures to be lifted, on the condition, says the government, that the epidemic continues to decline.
In other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Denmark, health measures have been completely lifted for several days.