COVID-19 Daily - July 12, 2021: Ireland opens pubs and restaurants for vaccinated people; Belgium is investigating the case of a 90-year-old woman who died after becoming infected with two variants of COVID-19; Italy fears the fourth wave with COVID-19 after EURO 2020!
We continue the series of COVID-19 Daily articles in which we briefly present the most important news about the pandemic with the new coronavirus. Thus, Ireland intends to open pubs and restaurants for the vaccinated. Belgium is investigating the case of a 90-year-old woman who died after becoming infected with two variants of COVID-19. Italy fears the fourth wave with COVID-19 after the EURO 2020 matches! Let's see what's new today!
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the lifting of restrictions in England from July 19. Johnson hinted that "we must all take responsibility so as not to undo our progress in suppressing the new coronavirus."
- French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to talk about the recent increase in the number of new Delta cases. French media reports say France intends to introduce compulsory vaccination for health workers.
- In Belgium, a 90-year-old woman died after being detected with two variants of COVID-19 at the same time. Scientists in Belgium are documenting the woman's death, but it has not yet been determined whether the infection played a role in the patient's rapid deterioration. This would have been one of the first cases of infection with two variants of coronavirus at the same time.
Italy won the European Football Championship
- Italy won the European Football Championship. The matches and the whole atmosphere around EURO 2020 were more intense after about 1.5 years of pandemic. But we must not forget that Italy was hit hard by the new coronavirus between February and June 2020. Currently, the Italian authorities are monitoring the evolution of the pandemic in the country. New outbreaks are expected to emerge after the Italians participated in large numbers in the EURO 2020 matches.
- Hungary reports a 57% increase in the number of new infections in 24 hours from the same day a week ago. Three deaths and 73 cases in hospitals were reported over the weekend. It is not known how many of them are with the Delta variant.
- The Prime Minister of Czech Andrej Babis announced a shorter interval between the first and second doses of Pfizer, in a sustained effort to combat the spread of the Delta variant. From Thursday, the second dose will be administered after 21 days, decreasing from 34 days, previously being 38 to 42 days. Pfizer is the most common vaccine given in the country. More than a third of the population, about 3,8 million people, are now fully vaccinated. Another 1,4 million people received the first dose.
- Spain has put several regions in the Czech Republic on the high-risk list due to the Delta variant. Those traveling, in particular, from Prague and Central Bohemia must present a PCR / antigen test done within 48 hours or a vaccination certificate.