In a recent travel update, the USA has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ warning for Germany and Denmark as the COVID-19 cases have increased in the countries. It’s an important move to put a cap on the fast spreading COVID-19 virus further. The US health body, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department made the announcement on Monday and advised people against visiting Germany and Denmark.
The US has marked the two countries in its “Level Four: Very High” list. The State Department issued “Do Not Travel” advisories for both countries. As of now, the CDC has a list of some 75 destinations across the globe at Level Four. The list includes several nations in Europe, including Britain, Norway, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
The World Health Organization (WHO) some days back had said that European nations must work harder to stop the spread of the virus further amid new deaths and cases. The recent transmission rates in 53 countries are of “grave concern”, warned the WHO’s Hans Kluge.
He said, “We must change our tactics, from reacting to surges of COVID-19, to preventing them from happening in the first place”.
Germany, after noticing the surge, has already decided to put a cap on public gatherings. The hospitals in the country are filling fast with new COVID-19 patients. The spread is being noticed largely in unvaccinated children and people who got vaxxed at the start of the year.
On the other hand, Austria has already imposed a complete lockdown in the country after the number of cases jumped rapidly in the country. The nation also announced several new mandatory restrictions last week.