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Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands

Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, looks on, as she holds her annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Credit: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as “high-incidence areas,” meaning that most people arriving from those countries who aren’t fully vaccinated will have to go into quarantine from …

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Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the EU said on Thursday, as countries across Europe and Asia battle fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant. The European Central Bank said uncertainty over the wave of infections meant it was keeping the cash taps open to …

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Germany vows no more lockdowns for vaccinated people

Germany vows no more lockdowns for vaccinated people

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Germany’s health minister on Friday said people who are vaccinated against COVID will not have to go into full lockdown again and will enjoy more freedoms than unvaccinated people in case of another virus resurgence. “As long as there are no mutations that impact the protection from vaccines… then being fully …

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Germany weighs new travel rules amid rise of Delta variant

Germany weighs new travel rules amid rise of Delta variant

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Delta variant of the coronavirus could be dominant in Germany in the next few days, meaning that current bans on most travellers from Britain or Portugal may be lifted, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Thursday. “I expect that in the course of July we will see Delta accounting for over …

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Spain extends AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to over 65s

Germany recommends vaccine mix for better protection

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Germany’s vaccine committee on Thursday recommended that everyone who received an AstraZeneca first dose switch to BioNTech-Pfizer or Moderna jabs for better protection against the coronavirus, including against the Delta variant. Studies show that the immune response is “clearly superior” when an AstraZeneca shot is combined with a second mRNA vaccine, …

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Germany bans most travel from Portugal, Russia over variant

Germany bans most travel from Portugal, Russia over variant

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Germany on Friday classed Portugal and Russia as so-called coronavirus variant countries, banning most arrivals from both nations. From Tuesday, only citizens and residents of Germany will be allowed in from the two countries, with air, rail and bus companies prohibited from transporting other passengers. Those allowed to enter from Russia …

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Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and French President Emmanuel Macron give a joint statement to journalists, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday June 18, 2021. Credit: Axel Schmidt/Pool via AP The leaders of Germany and France called for vigilance Friday to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to …

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Germany to reopen to non-EU vaccinated travellers

Germany to reopen to non-EU vaccinated travellers

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Germany will reopen its borders later this month to non-EU nationals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the government announced Thursday. Beginning on June 25, non-EU nationals may enter Germany for whatever reason, such as tourism or studying in a university, the interior ministry said. Currently, only those with exceptional reasons …

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Germany serves up COVID jabs in the company canteen

Germany serves up COVID jabs in the company canteen

The makeshift vaccination centre at chemicals group Evonik’s Hanau site, near Frankfurt, is one of several pilot projects in Germany. It’s well before midday but chemical technician trainer Ralf Scharf is already heading to the company canteen. And lunch is the last thing on his mind. He’s here to get a COVID-19 jab, as his …

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