ECDC: Romania, one of the few green countries in Europe
The situation of COVID-19 has deteriorated in several EU countries / the Schengen Area, according to the latest data published on 19 August by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In the current context, the ECDC proposes that countries impose stricter restrictions on the movement of persons between states.
The new updated maps according to the epidemiological index show that in most EU / Schengen countries, the situation has worsened, with the exception of very few, such as Spain, which has gone from dark red to mostly red due to a slight decreases in the number of cases in recent days.
According to the new maps, the only countries that remain completely green are Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
Several countries, which were green or partly green on maps in recent weeks, have changed colors in this week's maps:
- Estonia is yellow;
- The Montana region of Bulgaria is now completely red along with the rest of the country;
- Slovenia is yellow;
- Northwest Croatia is yellow;
- All regions of Germany that were previously green are now yellow;
- The last green regions of Norway - Innlandet, Vestfold og Telemark and Trondelag - are now yellow.
Other European countries have changed colors:
- France is now all red;
- Most of Sudia is red;
- Mainland Greece turned completely red
The colors of Ireland, Lithuania and Finland remain unchanged.
Under the EU's common approach to travel measures, all Member States should require people traveling from areas with higher rates of infection, especially dark red areas, to take a COVID-19 test before leaving. and isolate themselves on arrival.