Day: April 21, 2021

Italy

Italy: Premier Draghi says no one knows how long this pandemic will last

  Premier Mario Draghisaid on Tuesday that the COVID-19 emergency has demonstrated the need to invest in the health sector in the long run.   “The latest pandemic forces us to be more prepared for the future,” Draghisaid during a webinar with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen to hear from civil society leaders […]

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Spain

Spain will permit entry for vaccinated EU travellers

  The Spanish government has agreed to allow European Union nationals to join the country without having to pass the COVID-19 test or undergo self-isolation if they have a Digital Green Certificate, which will be valid starting in June. The Digital Green Certificate, also known as a vaccine passport, will be ready by June, according […]

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Austria

Austria gets ready to reopen in May

  Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has hinted at how Austria could open up again in mid-May. According to ORF channel, the opening will be held under “very tight conditions.”  In the catering and tourism industries, for example, testing would be required, but not in retail, according to the Chancellor in the Ö1 morning journal. A committee […]

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Germany

Germany: Clashes between police and anti-lockdown protesters

  As the lower house of parliament Bundestag debates additions to the Infection Protection Act, members of the police stand watch as citizens rally against government efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, April 21, 2021.   On Wednesday, police clashed with demonstrators in Berlin, attempting to disperse a […]

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Denmark

Denmark lends Germany 55K AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Denmark has announced that it will lend 55,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Germany. In a tweet, the Danish Foreign Ministry announced that the unwanted vaccines will be donated to Schleswig-Holstein, a German border state. “The government has agreed to make 55,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine available to the border zone following […]

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