German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) said she hopes other European countries will require quarantine of travelers from countries in the Coronavirus Delta such as the United Kingdom.
Merkel said in the lower house of the German parliament: “In our country, if you are from the UK, you have to go to quarantine-this is not the case in every European country, I hope so.”
The German Economic Research Institute Ifo warned on Sunday that the delta variant could cause serious damage to the economy due to the repeated increase in the number of new infections.
“Delta pressure poses a serious threat to the German economy,” Clemens Fuest, head of the Ifo Institute, said in an interview with the T-online news portal published on Sunday.
He emphasized that if the number of infections increases again due to new strains, nothing will be lost, but the economic recovery will be delayed, especially in industries that have been devastated by the pandemic, such as tourism, catering, and retail.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that the delta variant of the virus was first discovered in India and it is becoming the dominant variant globally.
Scientists at the University of Oxford analyzed how often people who survived covid-19 were reinfected with this mutation.
According to their research published last week, it has been shown that this situation is particularly high in people infected with beta and gamma variants originating in South Africa and Brazil, respectively.
However, according to Reuters, Oxford University research shows that Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are effective against delta variants and provide up to 90% hospital protection.