The United States authorities have advised against traveling to Germany and Denmark on Monday due to the increase in COVID-19 infections in both European countries.
The Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued alerts marking countries at level 4 risk for the pandemic.
“Avoid traveling to these destinations. If you must travel, make sure you are fully vaccinated “Reads the CDC notice, while the State Department asks that “not travel” to these territories “due to COVID-19.”
A total of 75 places, including Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and the Netherlands, are part of the level 4 risk for the pandemic, which indicates that they have an incidence of more than 500 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 28 days, reports the US media ‘The Hill’.
The Acting Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, admitted last Thursday that the situation due to the pandemic is already “dramatic” in the country and that the restrictions that are currently in force “are not enough”Therefore, new measures could be adopted in the coming days in line with the path already taken by other European countries. Germany accumulates more than 5.3 million infections and 99,000 deaths.
For its part, Denmark has experienced an increase in cases in the last week, with around 4,000 infected a day. Danes have to present the vaccination certificate to enter facilities such as bars or restaurants for a couple of weeks, a measure imposed two months after all restrictions had been lifted. The country accumulates about 450,000 cases and 3,000 deaths.
The European Commissioner for Health, Stella Kyriakides, warned this Monday that Europe is mired in a new wave of the pandemic of coronavirus and regretted that this time it is a health crisis driven by people who have not been vaccinated.
In a parliamentary debate on the coordination of measures in the different European countries in light of the recent increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, Kyriakides stressed that his main message to the European Parliament is that “vaccines work” and he insisted that “they continue to be a key weapon in our arsenal.”
“Many people, young and old, would have been in a much worse situation had it not been for the record development of COVID-19 vaccination programs. But now we face a pandemic driven by the unvaccinated”, Said the Cypriot commissioner.
Kyriakides admitted that the rising numbers of infections, even in areas where the vaccination rate is high, are “unfortunately fueling doubts about vaccines” and called for “everyone to take a firm stance” against it.
(With information from Europa Press)