The pandemic surge worries Romania. Bucharest raises the level of security measures, such as the obligation to wear a mask, to have a health pass and a curfew for the unvaccinated. Romania has the second lowest level of vaccinated population in Europe, after Bulgaria.
Sofia also runs for cover to stop the autumn recovery of the covid before it is too late.
In the Bulgarian capital, medical pass checks are carried out to gain access to shopping centers, restaurants, gyms and all other indoor public places.
The new anti-coronavirus strategy could go beyond the vaccine tool and adopt the curative one. The pharmaceutical company Merck has submitted a new type of antiviral capsule to the EMA, the European Medicines Agency, an easy-to-administer antidote, without the need for injections.
Beijing is also preparing for war to have viral peace. Eleven Chinese provinces have begun to inoculate third doses to curb the advance of the delta variant.
Movement between regions is prohibited and confinement is in force in the geographic areas affected. China intends to avoid the worst and be ready to host the Winter Olympics with COVID under control.