Government Malta It announced on Friday (9) that it would not accept the entry of unvaccinated passengers against Govt-19. The country is primary European Union (EU) To announce action to try to prevent the spread of delta variation.
“From Wednesday, July 14, everyone coming to Malta will be required to provide an approved vaccine certificate: Maltese certificate, British certificate or EU certificate,” the country’s health minister, Chris Byrne, told a news conference.
As of June 1, tourists from the European Union, the United States and some countries that have managed the Covit-19 epidemic can enter this paradise island in the Mediterranean – one of the most important European destinations in the northern hemisphere in summer.
Until next Tuesday (13), Covit-19 will be able to land in Malta with a negative PCR test. However, until July 14, the rule changes and only fully immunized passengers can come to the site.
Children under the age of 12 will have the same exception with their parents, whose negative PCR test will be required regularly. The European Health Organization (WHO) has approved the vaccine for Covit-19 in young people 12 years of age and older.
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This small Mediterranean island of 500,000 people is proud to be the country with the highest vaccination rate in the European Union. Overall, 79% of the population over the age of 12 received two doses of anti-goiter vaccine.
However, there have been a number of recent cases of young people going to Malta to study English. At present, the island, like many other European countries, does not face waves of delta variation, but wants to prevent it from spreading there.
According to Maldivian public health officer Charmaine Cucci, only 7 of the 252 cases of Govt-19 currently pending in the country are of Indian descent. Since the outbreak, the Maltese government has reported 30,851 cases and 420 deaths.
When asked about the sudden announcement, the health minister was adamant. “It is not fair to endanger our citizens. We must take care of our people first,” he defended.
Europe strengthens measures against delta
The delta variation continues to spread rapidly and worries European governments. Many countries have announced new measures to stem the spread of the disease, which is highly contagious and mainly affects people who have not been vaccinated.
The area of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, as of this Saturday (10), is re-establishing some health restrictions such as the closing of clubs and nightclubs. You must test negative for Covit-19 or be vaccinated to participate in outdoor events with more than 500 people.
“The epidemic situation in Catalonia is very complex,” Patricia Plaza, a Catalan government spokeswoman, explained last Tuesday (6). According to him, the number of cases in the region is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among young people.
In the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced new measures on Friday, which will take effect as the clubs close from this Saturday. Bars and restaurants are expected to close at midnight.
In France, clubs reopened on Friday, although delta represents almost 50% new pollution, but only for health passport holders. The French government is considering making vaccination mandatory for health professionals, and new announcements are expected as President Emmanuel Macron issues a statement on Monday (12).
The Latvian Armed Forces said on Friday that it would vaccinate all active soldiers by next August. Anyone who disagrees with this decision runs the risk of losing their job.
Russia, facing a strong wave of delta variation, announced a new record on Saturday: 752 deaths in 24 hours. During the same period, 25,082 new cases were registered in the country, of which 5,694 were in the capital Moscow.