The WHO stated earlier this month that European countries must work harder to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further as the number of deaths and new cases continues to rise.
Because of an increase in COVID-19 infections in Germany and Denmark, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department cautioned against travel to those countries on Monday.
The CDC raised its travel alert for the two European countries to “Level Four: Very High,” advising Americans to stay away, while the State Department issued “Do Not Travel” cautions for both countries.
The CDC has classified about 75 destinations throughout the world as Level Four, including Austria, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Ireland, and the Czech Republic.
According to Reuters, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told conservative party leaders on Monday that the actions being taken to control the coronavirus in Europe’s largest economy were insufficient and that tougher action was required.
In Germany, the number of cases has been rising, particularly among the elderly, who received their first two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the beginning of the year, and among youngsters who are not eligible for vaccination.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated earlier this month that European countries must work harder to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further as deaths and new cases rise.
The WHO’s Hans Kluge cautioned that current transmission rates in 53 European nations are “seriously concerning,” and new cases are approaching record highs, aggravated by the virus’s highly transmissible Delta version.
“We need to change our plans from responding to COVID-19 outbreaks to preventing them in the first place,” he said.
In locations where hospitals are overflowing with COVID-19 patients, Germany has already opted to restrict substantial portions of public life.
After announcing some renewed restrictions last week, Austria enforced a complete COVID-19 shutdown on Monday. On Friday, Germany’s acting health minister, Jens Spahn, warned that the country could follow suit.
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