EU countries lift restrictions despite warnings of spread of virus variant

币游官网

2021-05-19

PeopletakeaselfieinPorto,PortugalonMonday,thefirstdaythattouristsfromBritainandmost/REUTERSAssuccessfulvaccinationcampaignsallowEuropeannationstograduallylifttheirCOVID-19restrictions,medicalexpertsandgovernmentsarewarningthatacautiousnsbiggestnations,suchasItaly,Spain,GermanyandFrance,buthospitalscontinuetofacepressure,,buthealthadvisorsandsomegovernmentofficialswarnthevirusisfarfrombeingdefeatedandtha,referencedbytheFT,say30percentoftheEUpopulationhasreceivedonedoseofavaccine,,directoroftheInstituteofGlobalHealthattheUniversityofGeneva,whosaidthevirusmustfirstbereducedtoa"lowebb"beforeafullsummertouristseasoncouldbeconsideredacrossthecontinent."Weneedtogettolowerlevelsifwedontwanttorestarttheproblemsagaintooquickly,"hesaid."Ifsomeplacesgetstuckonamoderatetohighplateau,thesummerandautumnwillbeverycomplicated."IntheUnitedKingdom,therateofinoculationinthepopulationishigher,withnearly20millionpeople,orone-thirdoftheadultpopulation,,surgeindemandfortripstoPortugal,afterthegovernmentputthecountryonitsso-called"green-list"fromcountriesonthegovernmentsso-called"amber-list"suchasSpain,Italy,FranceandGreece,,thegovernmenthassaidpeopleshould"notbetravellingtoamberorredcountries".SpeakingonTimesRadio,HealthSecretaryMattHancockwarnedagainstvisitingthosecuropetobe"fullyvaccinated",whichisregardedastravelingatleasttwoweeksafterthefinaldoseofvaccinehasbeenadministered,,professorofmedicineatOxfordUniversityandamemberoftheUKgovernmentsvaccinetaskforce,warnedagainstEuropeantravelaslargepartsofthecontinentwere"largelyunvaccinated".HetoldTimesRadio:"Wearentatthepeakofthisthinggloballyatallyet."。