The omicron variant may have already arrived in French Polynesia. About ten samples are currently being analysed. This evolution of the virus would not be more dangerous than the previous ones, but it is much more contagious. The measures to protect oneself from serious forms of the disease remain the same: mask, vaccination and respect of barrier gestures. For the moment, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna are still free of the South African variant.
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- Former Caledonian High Commissioner at the Elysée Palace
Former haussaire Patrice Faure has been appointed to the strategic position of director of the Élysée cabinet. The new arrival is a 56-year-old former non-commissioned officer who worked for the DGSE (secret service). He was prefect in the Morbihan region and above all high commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia, where he was responsible for organizing the referendum on self-determination. He greeted the French President in French Guiana in 2017 with a resounding: "The problem with the French administration is that there are more underpants than balls!