Brussels faces the third wave of the Coronavirus. The European Commission requested this Monday Isolation of all regions where after 14 days the cumulative incidence rate exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 population. The community government intends to discourage non-essential travel to and from these countries.
In Spain where the infection is 884 In these cases, a large number of self-government cases currently record a much higher incidence than the European Commission has indicated. In regions such as Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencian Community, Extremadura, Murcia and La Rioja Bends By far this number. In other words, 86% of the Spanish population is located in regions where the infection rate is higher than indicated by the commission.
If the commission’s recommendations are followed, these areas should be practically separated from the rest of the country. However, all autonomous regions have been closed for months, except for the Balearic Islands, Extremadura and Madrid, as mentioned by Foreign Affairs Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laia this afternoon.
Only the Asturias region, with a cumulative incidence 494 cases; Canary Islands, with 189; Cantabria, with 411; Navarra with 471; And the Basque Country 457, Less than the limit indicated by the European Commission. Hopefully some of it will get rid of it in the next few days.
So far, the colors used are in Traffic lights For the Commission to indicate the epidemiological situation of European countries were gray, green, orange and red. Now, due to the evolution of the virus, areas with a high incidence of coronavirus infection will be identified.Dark red“.
Fear of New types of virus, The rapid spread in Europe has led to these measures, based on the recommendations of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. However, the commission has already set limits on movement in regions with more than 150 cases since last October, despite not considering a travel ban.
The situation in Europe with the new changes has led us to take difficult but necessary decisions.
We need to keep us safe and discourage unnecessary travel.
Today we propose new travel procedures in the European Union. We’ll continue coordination at 27: it’s the only way to succeed.
Ursula von der Leyen (vonderleyen) January 25, 2021
Among the rest of the union, the Czech Republic, with more than 1,010 cases, Portugal, with 1,484, and Ireland, with nearly 926, or Sweden, with 564, are also above. In the United Kingdom, the infection was 862 cases.
Commissioner of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, indicated on Twitter that “the situation in Europe with the new changes has pushed us to take difficult but necessary decisions. We need.” Discourage unnecessary travelThat is to say, do not enter or leave the “dark red” areas except for a justified reason, which makes the trip inevitable. Negative PCR and Quarantine In the country of destination. Likewise, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, called for more coordination between the countries of the Union.