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United States advises not to travel to Germany and Denmark due to rise in COVID-19 infections

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United States officials on Monday advised against travel to Germany and Denmark due to a rise in COVID-19 infections in both European countries.

The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued an alert marking countries at level 4 risk for the pandemic.

“Avoid traveling to these destinations. If you must travel, make sure you are fully vaccinated”The CDC notice reads, while the State Department asks “not to travel” to these areas “due to COVID-19″.

A total of 75 places, including Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and the Netherlands, are part of the pandemic level 4 risk, which indicates that there have been more than 28 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 residents in the past 500. day, US media reports ‘mountain’.

Acting Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel admitted last Thursday that the situation in the country due to the pandemic is already “dramatic” and that the restrictions currently in place are “not enough”.Therefore, new measures may be adopted in the coming days in line with the path already taken by other European countries. Germany has had more than 5.3 million infections and 99,000 deaths.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

For its part, Denmark has experienced a surge in cases in the past week, with nearly 4,000 infected a day. Danes must present a vaccination certificate to enter facilities such as bars or restaurants for a few weeks, a measure imposed two months after all restrictions were lifted. The country has about 450,000 cases and 3,000 deaths.

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European Commissioner for Health, Stella Kyriakides warned this Monday that Europe is Caught in a new wave of pandemic of coronavirus and sorry this time it is A health crisis is fueled by people who have not been vaccinated.

In a parliamentary debate on coordinating measures in various European countries given the recent rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, Kyriakides stressed that His main message to the European Parliament is that “vaccines work” and he stressed that “they will continue to be an important weapon in our arsenal.”

“Many people, young and old, would have been in much worse shape had it not been for the record growth of COVID-19 vaccination programmes. but We are now facing a pandemic that is driven by unaffiliated”, said the Commissioner of Cyprus.

Kyriacides acknowledged that The rising number of infections, even in areas where vaccination rates are high, are “unfortunately raising doubts about vaccines” and called on “everyone to take a firm stand against it”.

(with information from Europa Press)

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