The delta variant bursts into the main travel season: Several European countries are tightening the measures again due to increasing numbers of infections. Clubs are particularly affected.
Munich – Tens of thousands of people will visit the European Championship final in London on Sunday. This major event has been causing concern for a long time, it can take place. In the meantime, things look different in many European countries. Because of the delta variant, several countries are tightening their protective measures again and withdrawing easing.
The greatest problem child of the experts remains Great Britain. Despite the rapidly increasing number of infections and the strong spread of the delta variant, the measures here have largely been withdrawn. And football is not only to be watched in the stadium – the whole island will celebrate if it wins. And a study has shown (subject to provisionality) that for the first time in Great Britain more men than women are infected – because they watch football together more often?
Europe protects against Delta: Corona measures tightened in the Netherlands and Catalonia
Discos and nightclubs in the Netherlands are closing again, restaurants are only allowed to stay until midnight. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures should apply at least until August 13th. As a result of the delta variant, the number of new infections had increased sevenfold within seven days. In France, on the other hand, the clubs were allowed to reopen for the first time since March 2020 – but subject to conditions.
Clubs in Spain too: Night clubs are being closed again in the Catalonia region. Partying is still possible – up to 500 people can still attend a party outdoors, but only if they can show a negative test or are fully vaccinated. Catalonia is a hotspot, but the number of cases is rising again across Spain. From Sunday, the whole country will again be considered a corona risk area for travelers from Germany.
Corona measures in Europe: Latvia relies on vaccinations – debate about the vaccination quota
Greece has severely restricted nightlife since July 8th:
In Latvia, all professional soldiers must be vaccinated by August, as military chief Leonids Kalnins announced on state television on Friday evening – and otherwise threatened to be fired. With vaccines ordered by the EU, 70 percent of adults across Europe could now be vaccinated.
However, even with 70 percent vaccinated across Europe, the corona pandemic could no longer be contained. The French government’s scientific advisory board said on Friday evening that it even considered a vaccination rate of up to 95 percent necessary. For its part, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Germany had declared that 85 percent of twelve to 59 year olds and even 90 percent of people aged 60 and over should be vaccinated. (dpa / kat)