Germany, the Netherlands re-impose restrictive measures to prevent the epidemic

The German government decided to re-impose restrictive measures for people entering from France and Denmark to limit the risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

According to the regulations that took effect from December 19, people who have not been vaccinated or who do not have antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus due to previous illnesses, when entering Germany from high-risk countries, will have to enter Germany. quarantine and may need to be tested for COVID-19 on the 5th day after entry. In addition to France and Denmark, this provision will also apply to Norway, Lebanon and Andorra.

Due to the emergence and spread of the Omicron variant, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach warned that the European country will face a fifth wave of the disease. He stressed that Germany needs to prepare for the challenge. unprecedented from Omicron, even if this variant is not as dangerous as Delta, but causes only mild symptoms.

After seeing a steady increase in the number of new infections, Germany has re-imposed restrictions, such as banning people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from going to restaurants and non-essential service establishments. As a result, the number of new infections recorded daily has decreased slightly, but the emergence and spread of the Omicron variant is threatening to push the number of new infections up again.

In the Netherlands, medical experts have recommended that the Government re-impose a strict blockade order to control the current wave of disease. The detailed content of the measures has not been announced and is awaiting the decision of the Government of this country.

Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge expressed deep concern about the rapid spread of Omicron.

It is expected that the government of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will meet with medical experts on December 18 to discuss specific measures to prevent the epidemic, before officially announcing.

Previously, on December 14, the Netherlands decided to extend the partial blockade order until the end of January 2022, according to which restaurants and pubs will continue to comply with the regulations on closing hours from December 14. 5:00 p.m. the day before to 5:00 a.m. the next day. According to Mr. Rutt's forecast, the Omicron variant will account for the majority of new infections in the Netherlands by January 2022.

On December 17, the Dutch National Institutes of Health announced that in the past 24 hours, the country had 15,433 infections, down 25% from the previous week, but still higher than the peak of the previous epidemic wave. The Dutch health system has also stopped providing routine medical examination and treatment, and canceled other medical examination and treatment activities except in cases of urgent surgery to focus all resources on supporting COVID-19 patients- 19./.

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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