COVID-19 Daily - August 2, 2021: Italy introduces Green Pass on means of transport; protests in France; hundreds of people arrested in Berlin!
We have entered the last summer of 2021 and the coronavirus pandemic is back in full force with wave four by Delta. Authorities in several countries in Europe, Asia and Africa are returning to anti-VOCID restrictions, but with some more flexibility for vaccinated people.
In an attempt to limit the spread of the Delta strain, Italy is introducing the Green Pass on the means of transport, after announcing Italians will need a Green Pass for access to crowded areas. It's just that people can't stand it anymore, they don't want new rules. Hundreds of thousands of French people took to the streets, and more than 600 protesters were arrested in Berlin. Let's see the news of COVID-19 from August 2, 2021.
- Starting today, August 2, travelers who have been fully vaccinated in the EU or the US do not have to quarantine upon entry into the UK, even if they come from high-risk countries, on the orange / yellow list. Many political games in the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under significant pressure between those who want more freedom and lifting restrictions on international travel and those who oppose lifting restrictions for fear of the 4th wave of the pandemic.
- Following the protests in Berlin, over 600 people were arrested. Tens of thousands of people protested in Berlin against the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the authorities. Even protests are banned in Germany.
- France and the United States have donated millions of doses of vaccines to Tunisia to help the country fight a new outbreak of infection. France donated 1.5 million doses, while the United States sent more than 1 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.
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- The German authorities are considering administering the third dose of vaccine to vulnerable people (the elderly and patients at high risk of complications) from 1 September.
- In the UK, authorities conducted tests at four railway stations and intercity trains. Samples were taken from the common surfaces and from the air, and the results were negative.
- Australia takes the army to the streets to implement a new lockdown in Sydney. The government has extended the restrictions in hopes of stopping the spread of the Delta variant.
- As of August 1, Hungary has approved the administration of the number three dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Those who want the third dose are advised to do some tests and decide with their family doctor if it is necessary and what vaccine. In most cases, people are asked to wait four months after the second dose. To date, 5.62 million people have been vaccinated in Hungary with at least one dose, of which 5.44 million have received the second dose, with the vaccination rate declining considerably in recent months.
- Uber, Bolt and Deliveroo will offer vouchers or discounts to those under 30 in the UK if they can prove they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The initiative hopes to increase the demand for vaccination from younger age groups.
- Hundreds of people continued to protest in Tel Aviv against the new COVID-19 restrictions introduced by Israel. After reporting the highest number of people infected with COVID-19 in 24 hours, Israel reintroduced the mask inside and used the "green permit" to enter restaurants, gyms and hotels.