European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, Told tourists from The New York Times America Must be allowed to be “soon” European Union. The statement was published in a report on Sunday (25) on the US newspaper website.
For some time, direct visits to the countries of the block are prohibited for reasons of proven need. With the rapid advancement of vaccination in the United States – the country has already started vaccinating all groups and Vaccination reaches 200 million -, the leader of the European Union said that easing would also depend on the decline in cases and deaths by Kovid-19 on the continent. He did not give details on when this will happen.
“It will depend on the state of epidemiology, which is improving in the United States, as well as, I hope, in the European Union,” von der Leyen said.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a session on 19 March – Photo: Stephanie Lekok / Reuters
According to the chairman of the European Commission, this would be because all the vaccines adopted in the United States – Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen – have also been approved by the health authority of the block.
In European countries, especially those dependent on tourism, there is an expectation that a faster rate of vaccination coupled with the continuation of restrictive measures for some time to reverse the curves of coronovirus in the continent in time for the high season: in summer Hemisphere North (mid-June to September).
Injected 1 billion doses
The world has applied for 1 billion vaccine doses against Kovid.
Reached the world mark this weekend 1 billion doses of vaccines applied. However, according to calculations done with official sources, 58% of these antibodies were injected in only three countries:
Israel Is a country with Highest percentage of fully vaccinated populationAbout 60%, followed by the United Arab Emirates (over 51%), the United Kingdom (which reached half the vaccination population on Saturday), the United States (42%) and Chile (41%).
Any brazil, More than 29 million people received at least one dose of the vaccine, According to data from the press. It corresponds to more than 13% of the population.