On: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 9:36 pm | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 9:36 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that travelers from the UK to the EU should be isolated wherever they go, as the EU disease control agency COVID-19 predicts that the delta variant will account for about 90% of cases in member countries. At the end of August, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian.
Ahead of Thursday’s summit with EU leaders, the German president said he wanted better coordination to combat the spread of highly contagious organisms that have emerged strongly in the UK and are now stable in EU countries.
“In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go to isolation – this is not every European country, this is what I want to see,” Merkel told the House of Commons.
Merkel has criticized Portugal in recent days for allowing British tourists not to be isolated. The French government also allows twice-vaccinated travelers from the UK to enter the country without isolation.
Merkel’s call for an integrated policy on UK travelers came from Dr Andrea Amman, director of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, who warned that the Delta variant was likely to spread widely among young people this summer and that only one shot would be available. Vaccine. They will be in danger.
At a time when many EU countries are trying to ease restrictions and facilitate travel with a coveted passport, Ammon said in a stern statement that many of the most vulnerable age groups in the union have not yet been vaccinated.
The European Prevention Center says there could be a wave of infections, deaths and hospitalizations, as occurred last fall, without maintaining current Govt controls and rapid vaccinations.
Amon called on young people who have not fully received the vaccine to strictly adhere to the rules of social segregation.
He added that EU public health officials should expedite life-saving vaccination efforts as the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention publishes a risk assessment for delta variability.
Recent data from the European Center indicate that 33.9% of adults in the EU have been fully vaccinated and 57.1% have received at least one dose.
“The delta variant is more contagious than other circulating variants, and we estimate that by the end of August it will cover 90% of all SARS-Covid-2 viruses in circulation in the EU,” Amoun said.
“Unfortunately, preliminary data show that individuals who receive only a single dose of the currently available vaccine may be affected. The delta variant is more prevalent in the summer, especially among younger individuals who have not been vaccinated.”
He continued, “There are many more people with severe COVID-19 infections that need to be protected as soon as possible. As long as the most vulnerable individuals are protected, we must keep the spread of the delta virus to a minimum by strictly adhering to procedures. Public health, which worked to control the effect of other variables.
“It is important that the vaccine is released at a very high rate. At this point, it is necessary to administer the second vaccine dose at the minimum allowable interval from the first vaccine, to expedite the protection rate,” he concluded.