In Hungary, where daily new cases of COVID-19 virus infection reached record levels, with 11,289 infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the government decided to prevent health workers, members of the security forces, police and the army from leaving their posts “because they are necessary to fight the epidemic”
The Hungarian government had already decided, on Thursday, that from Saturday the use of face masks would be mandatory in all enclosed public spaces and that health professionals would have to vaccinate with a third dose.
Country ‘buried to the neck in the fourth wave [da pandemia]Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today.
Norway also announced today that it will again adopt stricter border controls, requiring all visitors to register on a website three days before entering the country and wait for a permit, which must be shown at checkpoints.
Norway’s Justice Minister Emily Inger Mehl said the measure went into effect on November 26 and is aimed at “better control of who enters” the country, while Health Minister Ingfeld Kerkul called on people to stop shaking hands and return to greet each other with elbows and gestures. Or he smiles or puts his hand on your heart.
Norway lifted most of the national restrictions on September 25, the same day Health Minister Bint Hoy announced that “handshakes are now allowed again”.
Germany announced this morning that it will reintroduce the handbrake to control the increase in coronavirus cases, as according to Health Minister Jens Spahn, the country has returned to a state of “national emergency”.
In addition to the fact that bans on unvaccinated people’s access to enclosed public spaces are already in place in many federal states, Germany has advocated a return to remote work whenever possible.
In Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state – on the border with Austria – regional government leader Marco Söder announced the cancellation of all Christmas markets in the region and the closure of bars and clubs in areas with particularly high infection rates.
However, the most drastic decision was that of the Austrian Executive, which is now the first country in the European Union (EU) to return to confinement of residents due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases.
Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced that the measure will come into effect on Monday and, starting from February 1, will be accompanied by vaccination for the entire population.
Covid-19 has already caused at least 5,130627 deaths worldwide, among the more than 255.48 million new coronavirus infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest AFP tally.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
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