COVID-19 Daily - August 8, 2021: Protests against new restrictions in several regions of Europe; Coronavirus increases the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction; Germany is facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections!

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The weekend brought protests against new restrictions in several regions of Europe. People do not agree with the health permit to enter restaurants, cafes, events and other crowded areas. The UK is reporting a new wave of infections with the new coronavirus. Let's see the news of COVID-19 from August 8, 2021!


  • Protesters marched in French cities for the fourth consecutive weekend. They are against a new health permit needed to enter a café or travel by intercity train. Already in place in nightclubs and museums, the new rules will make mandatory either full vaccination, negative test or recent recovery from infection with the new coronavirus. Only in this way will the French be able to enjoy the small joys of everyday life.
  • Similar demonstrations took place in Italy, with protests against health permits for activities such as access to a restaurant or participation in events. Poland also reported demonstrations against proposals to introduce its own health permit. Health certificates are increasingly being used in Europe to limit entry into public places and to encourage vaccinations.

Protests in several European countries against the health certificate required to enter crowded areas

  • Spain has extended the ten-day quarantine imposed on passengers arriving from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Namibia and South Africa, nations considered high risk.
  • Coronavirus could increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a Swedish study of about 400 people infected with the virus. Research shows that the risk of a heart attack was three to eight times higher in the first week after a positive test, and the potential for a first stroke increasing three to six times. 
  • A dinner was held in Berlin "thank you”For 3000 people. It was organized on the runway of the former Tegel airport. Participants had to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test in order to participate. Tables have been arranged to write "Berlin loves you!" The purpose of the event was to announce that Germany is open to visitors, as well as to say goodbye to the old airport.
  • On Sunday, Germany reported 3127 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. The death toll has reached 91782 since the beginning of the pandemic.
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