German And U.K. Officials Warn Of A Possible New COVID-19 Wave In Europe

Parts of the EU are at threat of a new age of coronavirus cases, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says. The bloc started raising many internal border limitations last month. Here, airline passengers go out of a Departures area last Wednesday at Gatwick Airport, south of London.

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Parts of the EU are at threat of a new age of coronavirus cases, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says. The bloc started raising lots of internal border restrictions last month. Here, airline guests walk out of a Departures area last Wednesday at Gatwick Airport, south of London.

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The U.K. currently has more than 300,000 coronavirus cases– the most in Europe. Spain is close behind, with almost 280,000 cases. Germany has around 207,000 cases.

“What we need to do is take swift and decisive action where we believe that the risks are beginning to bubble up again,” Johnson said.

Both Johnson and Wieler say a 2nd wave can be prevented if individuals take safety measures such as wearing face masks, washing hands and preserving physical range.

” In the past two weeks there were more than 500 brand-new cases a day, a small uptick from the previous month, and local break outs have actually added to the increase,” NPRs Rob Schmitz reports from Berlin.

Both Germany and the U.K. have recognized Spain as a potential source of brand-new cases, due to its spike in transmission rates and its popularity with summer holiday travelers. The German foreign ministry is advising individuals not to visit the areas of Aragon, Navarra, and Catalonia. The U.K. has actually taken a more formal action, by imposing a 14-day quarantine order on anyone showing up from Spain.

” We do not know yet if this is the beginning of a second wave but obviously it might be,” said Lothar Wieler, head of Germanys infectious disease company, the Robert Koch Institute. His remarks were reported by Deutsche Welle.

The European Union effectively flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases in the spring– however a 2nd wave might be building in parts of the EU, according to both British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of Germanys disease agency.

Wieler stated he is “very anxious” about a higher incidence of COVID-19 in numerous parts of Germany, blaming the rise on neglect. In its latest situation report, the RKI states numerous cases are linked to people returning to work, having family celebrations, and pastime.

” Im scared you are beginning to see, in some places, the indications of a second wave of the pandemic” in Europe, Johnson stated on Tuesday.

” Everybody knows that the guidelines are,” Johnson said. “Thats how well help ourselves.”

Parts of the EU are at threat of a brand-new wave of coronavirus cases, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson states. Parts of the EU are at threat of a new wave of coronavirus cases, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson states. Both Germany and the U.K. have determined Spain as a potential source of new cases, due to its spike in transmission rates and its popularity with summer vacation travelers. The U.K. presently has more than 300,000 coronavirus cases– the most in Europe. While the EUs most populous countries such as Germany, France and the U.K. are reporting case rates at or below 16 individuals per 100,000 people over the previous 14 days, numerous of their close neighbors continue to struggle.

The EU has roughly 116 million more people than the U.S. Taken along with the U.K., the European bloc is currently reporting almost 1.7 million coronavirus cases– far less than the more than 4.3 million cases validated in the U.S.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchéz dramatically slammed the British relocation, calling it a mistake and “unjustified” during a look on nationwide TELEVISION Monday night. The U.K. policy is misguided, Sanchéz stated, including that Spains spike in cases are concentrated in 2 areas in the northeast, while many of Spain has a lower infection rate than both the U.K. and the EU.

In a worrying sign, Europes most current COVID-19 data reveal rising numbers in the 14-day average of coronavirus cases per 100,000 individuals. Spains rate is now at 47 cases per 100,000 people, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

While the EUs most populous countries such as Germany, France and the U.K. are reporting case rates at or below 16 people per 100,000 people over the past 14 days, a number of their close next-door neighbors continue to battle. Swedens rate of brand-new cases is nearly 35 per 100,000 individuals; Belgiums is almost 30. Both Bulgaria and Portugal are reporting high rates– and Romanias is among the worst in the EU, at 66.7.

After being on a near-total lockdown in the spring, Europe has progressively opened itself to travel this summertime. Lots of internal border restrictions were lifted in June. As of July 1, the bloc is likewise allowing worldwide travelers to check out from certain nations, depending upon their epidemiological status.