Another Easter throughout Europe is marked by the coronavirus pandemic and stricter measures.
Italy’s embargo period is three days, and the restrictions have been extended to April 30. Moving between regions is prohibited, and only stores with basic necessities can operate.
However, Italians can still leave the country without worry. The government has stipulated that from April 6th, anyone from EU countries/regions must undergo a 5-day quarantine, after which they must be tested.
These measures are not as radical as last year. It is now allowed to walk outdoors without masks, but groups of no more than two people, and families can visit relatives for Easter without special collection measures.
Residents of Berlin were also imprisoned. The curfew is from 9 pm to 5 am. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on citizens to stay at home for the Easter holiday. It is recommended to avoid all unnecessary trips. During Easter, this rule will apply, and people over the age of 14 and over 5 from multiple families are not allowed to stay indoors together. In most areas of Germany, cafes and restaurants are closed.
Germany has strengthened border controls, especially for France, Denmark and Poland.
The Robert Koch Institute announced that in nearly 90% of cases, the British version is popular in Germany. The proportion of this variant is increasing because it is more contagious than other variants and may cause more serious diseases. However, the institute emphasized that the vaccine provided by Germany can provide protection against the British variant and the vaccines in Brazil and South Africa.
Although the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine is still restricted, Germany still intends to vaccinate adults before the end of the summer, and the vaccine is no longer suitable for people under 60.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirmed yesterday that after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, people who have no age or gender group and a history of the disease are particularly prone to blood clots.
EMA said: “The causal relationship with the vaccine has not been confirmed, but it is possible and further analysis is in progress.” Previously, several countries, as well as Germany, Canada, France and Spain, have written records of blood clots after vaccination. The vaccination of AstraZeneca was restricted. On the same day, Pfizer/BioNTech announced that their vaccine is 100% effective for young people aged 12 to 15.
In France, the blockade measures were extended to the entire country yesterday. Paris, parts of northern and southeastern France have since been closed. Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel Macron) announced that a curfew will be imposed. The curfew will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., during the Easter holiday period, the police will take to the streets to ensure the implementation of the measures.
Macron said in a televised address to the United States: “If we don’t take action now, we will lose control.”
Since yesterday, it is forbidden to travel more than 10 kilometers from the place of residence. All other travelers in the country will need special and certified documents for good reason, which are determined by the crisis headquarters.
In addition, in France, the still valid rule is that you can only enter the country from EU countries that are PCR negative, while for the UK and other countries outside the EU, stricter mandatory self-isolation and testing rules apply.
Before the French pandemic, 95,337 people were killed and the intensive care unit was taken to the worst-hit area before the collapse. Health Minister Olivier Veran said that with the implementation of the measures announced by Macron, the country may reach the third wave of peaks within 7 to 10 days.