The Germany she returned to record a number of deaths within 24 hours that had not been seen for over nine months. In one day they were 446 i Covid patients deceased, the maximum from 490 del February 20. And yet about half of what we had come to count in the middle of the second wave at the end of last year remain, and this despite the fact that the number of infections is currently much higher: according to experts, these figures can be explained by the vaccinations which effectively protect against more severe forms of the disease.
But the spread of the infection frightens the executive and so does the spokesperson for the German government, Ulrike Demmer, is back to talk about “Dramatic situation”, explaining that Germany has come “to the point where it needs to be think of new ways to face it “. The new measures are being decided a Berlin – which will be launched at the State-Regions summit tomorrow – and already on Tuesday Olaf Scholz announced a legislative process to introduce thevaccine obligation generalized. A decision that will be up to the Bundestag, was clarified by the Chancellor in pectore, in the light of the low quota of vaccinated in the Federal Republic equal to 68,6%.
And meanwhile in Austria the new infections are rising again: in the last 24 hours, the infections have been ascertained 10.367 (+ 0.9% compared to yesterday). 3,376 patients treated in hospital (-3.3% of hospitalizations) 649 of which in intensive care (+ 1.1% compared to yesterday). Thus the Parliament has decided to extend the lockdown imposed to contain the spread after the emergence of variante Omicron and in view of the Christmas. To make it known is the newspaper The press stating that the motion was approved by the Austrian People’s Party to the government and give gave, with the support of Freedom Party.
Parliament also approved an amendment to the opening time of the shops, which from tomorrow will have to close at 19 instead of 9pm. However, the government committed to lift the restriction measures on December 12 for those who are vaccine o sono healed lately. Vienna also announced that they will be inflicted many as far as 7.200 euro for those who have not been vaccinated by February.
It ‘state of calamity’ has been declared for the second time this year since Portugal which thus tries to fold the trend of infections, despite having one of the vaccination rates highest in Europe. The state of disaster is one step below the country’s highest alert level. As part of the new measures effective from today, Lisbon strengthens the check of passengers in airports, ports and land borders, requesting negative tests for most of the incoming visitors. The masks are again mandatory in closed spaces and vaccine or proof of recovery is required to access restaurants, cinema, gyms and hotel.