The spread of the delta variant on the European continent, first discovered in India, has led governments of many countries to re-establish measures to control the movement of citizens.
A Russia faces a complex situation With this new strain progression the alpha variant became more contagious, appearing in the UK.
Italy announces this Friday (18) that travelers from the United Kingdom must submit a negative test Govt Subject to mandatory 5 day isolation.
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Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has announced that the ban on entry into the national border has been extended to travelers from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
This summer, Italy expects 20% more visitors than last year, reactivating its tourism sector, which represents almost 14% of GDP and has been hit hard by the Govt-19 epidemic.
However, the increase in delta variation cases in neighboring countries is beginning to seriously concern Italian authorities.
May 5, 2021, Tourists in front of the Tower of Pisa in Italy – Photo: Jennifer Lorenzini / Reuters
The UK on Friday canceled the traditional Notting Hill Festival, which was scheduled for the end of August.
Officials wanted to be cautious because of the progress of the delta variation, 40% to 80% more infected than alpha, First detected in British soil.
On Thursday (17), the United Kingdom crossed the index mark of 10,000 new viral infections in 24 hours, with 11,007 positive diagnoses, which has not happened since February.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his priority is “public health” rather than hosting the semi-finals and UEFA European Cup finals at Wembley. The UEFA is considering moving these games to Budapest.
Restrictions are in place in Lisbon
Portugal is also facing an increase in cases of the disease, which led to a government ban on people entering and leaving the metropolitan area of Lisbon this weekend. The ban went into effect at 11 a.m. Lisbon and Brasilia time from today until 3 p.m.
A group of masked youths speak from the unseen view of the old center in Lisbon on March 11, 2021 – Photo: Armando Franca / A.P.
The Portuguese capital has already surpassed 240 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population. Cases have not stopped growing in the country since the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City. The game, in early June, brought thousands of British fans to Porto to watch the controversy.
“Obviously, [existe] The region of Lisbon and the Allende also have the greatest impact on delta diversity, ”Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said on Thursday.
Authorities are waiting for the genetic sequencing of positive tests for the virus to gain a more accurate balance on the incidence of delta variation in new infections.
Red Alert in Russia
But in Russia the situation seems to be complicated. Nearly 90% of the cases detected in the Russian capital are delta variants, which forced municipal officials to take control measures for public events – among them, the closure of a section for Euro Cup fans.
People gather at the Moscow Fan Club to watch the Euro Cup football match between Belgium and Russia on June 12, 2021. The venue was closed this Friday (18) after the Russian capital, Kovit-19, filed new lawsuits. – Photo: Dimitar Tilkoff / AFP
In Moscow, 9,056 new cases of Kovit-19 were reported within 24 hours, a record since the outbreak and tripled the level recorded two weeks earlier.
“According to the latest data available to us, 89.3% of patients are infected with a mutant corona virus called the Indian variant delta. It is very aggressive and spreads rapidly,” said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sofianin.
With 17,262 infections daily across the country, Russia has the highest number since February 1, according to government figures released on Friday. There have been 453 new deaths reported in the country, the highest since March 18. According to the Russian government, Kovit-19 killed at least 78 people in Moscow.
The Russian distrust of the vaccine developed in the country, as well as the lack of restrictions for several months, and the increase in infections due to the emergence of infectious species and failure to comply are the reasons for the very slow vaccination campaign. Distant social rules and the use of the mask.
In Moscow, with a population of more than 12 to 13 million, only 1.8 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
On Thursday (17), Russia became the deadliest country in Europe, with 128,445 deaths, the government said.
Spain announces abandonment of outdoor masks
This increase in delta variability events occurs simultaneously with the easing of control measures in some countries on the continent.
People land at the airport in Barcelona, Spain on June 7, 2021. EU countries are taking steps to increase foreign tourist arrivals ahead of the European summer. – Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP
After France, Spanish Prime Minister Point Sanchez announced on Friday that Spaniards could stop wearing outdoor masks from June 26.
German Health Minister Jens Spann has called for awareness among the country’s citizens, fearing that the delta variant will eventually become more widespread in Germany.
“The question is not‘ if ’, but‘ when ’the delta variant will dominate,” Jens Spoon said Friday.
In view of this highly contagious disease that is making the most progress in the world, vaccines are less effective, but protection from disease is important as long as two doses are used.