Kovid-19: Malta became the first European Union country to close its border with unknown travelers Coronavirus

Kovid-19: Malta became the first European Union country to close its border with unknown travelers  Coronavirus

Government Malta It was announced on Friday (9) that the admission of passengers who have not been vaccinated against Kovid-19 will not be accepted. The country is the first European Union (EU) To declare the amount of effort to prevent the spread of the delta variant.

“From Wednesday, July 14, everyone arriving in Malta must present an approved vaccination certificate: Maltese certificate, British certificate or EU certificate,” the country’s health minister, Chris Fillon, told a news conference.

Until June 1, tourists from the European Union, the United States, and a few other countries that have been able to control the Kovid-19 epidemic will be able to enter this paradise island in the Mediterranean – one of the major European destinations during the summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Until next Tuesday (13), Kovid-19 will be able to land in Malta with a negative PCR test. However, until July 14, the rules will change and only travelers who are fully immunized will be able to access the site.

Children under the age of 12 are the only exception to this rule with their parents, and their negative PCR testing will continue. The European Health Agency has approved the Kovid-19 vaccine for young people 12 years of age and older.

This small Mediterranean island of 500,000 people boasts of having the highest vaccination rate in the European Union. Overall, 79% of the population over the age of 12 received two doses of anti-covid immunizing agent.

However, a number of cases have recently been reported among young people going to Malta to learn English. Now, like many European countries, the island is still not facing a wave of delta variant, but wants to prevent it from spreading in this region.

Of the 252 Kovid-19 cases currently active in the country, only seven are of Indian origin, said Charmaine Gaussi, a public health official in Malta. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Maltese government has recorded 30,851 cases and 420 deaths.

When asked about the hasty announcement, the health minister explained. “It is not right to put our citizens at risk. We must first take care of our residents,” he argued.

Europe strengthens action against Delta

The Delta variant is spreading rapidly and is worrying European governments. Several countries have announced new measures to prevent an increase in infections, which are highly contagious, mainly affecting people who have not been vaccinated.

The area of ​​Catalonia in northeastern Spain is reinstating some sanitary restrictions, such as the closing of clubs and nightclubs, from this Saturday (10). You must test Kovid-19 negatively to attend dotodo events with more than 500 people.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday announced new measures that would take effect this Saturday, such as the closure of clubs. Bars and restaurants are expected to close by midnight.

In France, although Delta represents 50% of new pollution, clubs reopened on Friday, but only to those with a health passport. The French government is considering making immunizations mandatory for health professionals, and expects new announcements when President Emmanuel Macron makes a statement on Monday (12).

The Latvian Armed Forces announced on Friday that all active soldiers will be vaccinated next August. Anyone who disagrees with the decision is likely to lose their job.

Facing a strong wave of the Delta variant, Russia on Saturday set a new record: 752 deaths in 24 hours. During the same period, 25,082 new cases were registered in the country. Of these, 5,694 are in the capital, Moscow.

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