Hotspots of COVID-19 infection in the European Union will be labelled “dark red” zones to discourage all but essential travel, EU governments agreed on Friday.
The EU has already set up a “traffic light” system to designate the seriousness of the spread of the novel coronavirus in each of its 27 states and to try to limit travel.
But with infections rising and contagious variants spreading most of the bloc is already redJ vaccine is made with a similar technology, prompting questions abou, so new dark red zones would help to distinguish very high-risk areas and also help uphold rules requiring testing on departure and quarantine.
EU ambassadors agreed the new measure, proposed by the European CommissionThe variant B.1.617, which was first isolated in India and has spread rapidly i, at a meeting in Brussels, EU diplomats told Reuters. The new colour will indicate regions with more than 500 coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeksThe province says all adult Quebecers will be able to register for vaccines by May 14 and receive their first shots by June 24..
At the same time, Germany and other countries announced they intended to take additional travel measures to curb the spread of the virus, one EU diplomat said. Current EU presidency chair PortugalHealth experts had appealed fo, which is running EU meetings from January to June, said that any new travel measures were up to individual states.
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