Maribor – Health Minister Janez Poklukar said in an interview with the newspaper Večer that the expansion of the Covid pass requirement had been introduced to put the epidemic under control not to force anyone to get vaccinated. He said hospitals would soon need to restrict access to their services due to rising Covid-19 hospitalisations.
British PM Boris Johnson is set to announce today how his government plans to control the coronavirus during the fall and winter, news wires reported. At a news conference he is expected to say that mask-wearing, work-from-home advice and social distancing rules that were lifted in July could return if cases climb.
He said mandatory vaccination might be applied for all if it is needed to fight the coronavirus
The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Thursday the list of countries with high epidemiological risk. According to CNSU, Serbia, Estonia, Albania, Tunisia, Mauritius, Jamaica, Lebanon, Palestine, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and Brunei Darussalam have entered the red zone.
Bulgaria once again topped the grim list of deaths from COVID-19. It is the leader in the ranking per 1 million population.
According to data for the last 7 days, the country ranks first among EU countries with 5.3 deaths per million population. The source is Johns Hopkins University, which can be found on the website Our world in data.
Turkey has been included in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system, the country announced on Aug. 30.
In an online statement, Turkey's Directorate General of Civil Aviation said the EU Commission's equivalence decision for vaccination certificates issued in Turkey had been published in the bloc's Official Journal on Aug. 20.
Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said on Monday that there are talks among officials of the Ministry of Health, the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) and the National Public Health Institute (INSP) on making the access to crowded enclosed spaces conditional on holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, as well as the action to be taken if the number of infections increases significantly a