COVID-19 Daily - July 27, 2021: 70% of adults in Europe have received at least one dose of vaccine; Germany will apply new border restrictions; Greece will vaccinate children!
July 27 brings good and bad news from the front of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ursula von Der Leyen stated that vaccination in the EU is within parameters. Germany is preparing for new measures at the border. Greece has approved the vaccination of children between 12 and 15 years old. Let's see the news of COVID-19 from July 27!
- UE he expressed success in vaccine, as a declared the President of the European Commission, Ursula von Der Leyen. "70% of EU adults have received at least one dose of vaccine by July.
- Germany is preparing to tighten border restrictions. All travelers will need to test negative for an anti-COVID test, not just those traveling in high-risk areas. It is unclear when the new measure will be implemented, but the government is working on a new package of anti-covid measures in response to the increase in new cases.
The number of new cases is declining in the UK
- The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, a urged the public to remain cautious, although the number of new cases of COVID-19 is beginning to decline. "It is very, very important not to let our guard down. People need to be very careful and follow the government's recommendations. " he told reporters as he completed his isolation.
- The World Bank has announced a new "funding mechanism" for poorer countries to buy COVID-19 vaccines. Using the existing COVAX program, countries will now be able to team up and use World Bank funds to buy vaccines.
- The US will maintain its restrictions for Europeans, mentioning the Delta variant. President Biden changed his mind after mentioning in recent days that a plan to relax restrictions on European travel was being worked on.
- Greece will start vaccinating children aged 12 to 15 in August, according to Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias. He said vaccines would be optional, but the vaccination committee said steps were being taken to reduce infections among children.
- Cthe European omission has approved the plan rescue for Condor airline, a German airline specializing in charter flights. Condor needs $ 620 million in losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission has also approved funding for other airlines, including TAP and Lufthansa, despite opposition from Ryanair.