Infections subsided and Iceland opened its borders in June to vaccinated travelers. However, due to the delta variant, the situation deteriorated again. In recent weeks, more than 350 cases have been identified, most of them from this Indian mutation, and measures against COVID-19 are now being reintroduced, including forced oral protection inside the home. Restaurants and bars should not open more than 11 pm, in addition, a negative test result is required 72 hours before entering the country.
In the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, which has a population of eight million, residents are forced to stay at home for 15 days in the latest attempt to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus from spreading in the country. News cables said the Hanoi mall was empty on Saturday and shops were closed. Road blocks blocked access roads.
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One third of the Vietnamese are covered
The new lockdown covers a third of Vietnam’s 100 million people. More than 7,000 new cases of infection were recorded in the country on Friday. This is the third time in a week that the country sets a new record in the number of cases recorded daily.
The vaccination rate is low – just under 4.5 million doses have been used, TT writes. Vietnam usually accepts all infected people in hospitals, although there are exceptions. It burdens health care.
And in France, demonstrations took place on Saturday against the strict rules approved by the National Assembly. It would be one of the strictest laws in Europe. It will be mandatory for healthcare professionals to be vaccinated from August 1. To enter bars, restaurants and museums, you must present a vaccine passport.
– We defend French freedom, said a protester, who considered the laws inconsistent with French legal freedom, according to Echo ambassador Cecilia Bloomberg.
In Australia, thousands of protesters in central Sydney on Saturday demanded an end to lockdowns. In the state of New South Wales, 163 new cases were recorded on Friday, the highest number in a single day during the ongoing outbreak of the delta variant. But this did not deter the thousands who protested in central Sydney unguarded, writes TT.
The police said that certain riots arose
Organizers were denied permission to demonstrate. According to the current rules, a maximum of two people can meet outdoors to play sports. The police tried to stop the protesters and some unrest broke out. Police said “a number of people” had been arrested.
NSW Health Officer Brad Hazzard said at a press conference that he thought the demonstration was really ridiculous:
– Right now the numbers are going up tremendously and we have people who think it’s okay to go out and gather for a demonstration.
Thousands of people also demonstrated in Melbourne.
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