European countries have added the vaccine for COVID-19, launched a program to shoot young children and intensify alternatives as the continent grapples with the growing number of coronavirus cases and the economic crisis.
Slovakia was detained for two weeks, with the Czech government announcing a 30-day strike over the initial closure of bars and clubs and the closure of Christmas markets, while Germany on Thursday passed 100,000 deaths related to COVID-19.
Europe and on heart of the recent waves of COVID-19, showing one million new infections every two days and now accounting for about two thirds of all new infections worldwide.
The European Commission said Thursday that EU citizens should shoot if they want to travel to another country in the bloc next summer without the need for a trial or isolation.
In France, the authorities have announced that the incentive will be given to anyone over the age of 18, not only those over the age of 65 and those with a medical condition.
Many countries are starting or increasing the use of stimulant drugs, although the World Health Organization wants the world’s most vulnerable people to be vaccinated first.
In Africa, where only 6.6 percent of the 1.2 billion people are fully vaccinated, many countries are struggling to improve their immunization efforts as vaccination begins, the head of the African Institute for Disease Control said on Thursday.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Wednesday strongly recommended vaccination of all adults, which is important for those over the age of 40.
The number of new daily cases in Germany reached 75,961 on Thursday and the total death toll reached 100,119 since the outbreak began, according to the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases.
Dominic Kane of Al Jazeera, from Berlin, said German authorities were opposed to the operation, and some hospitals were forced to send patients to other European countries.
“In Germany … many hospitals are full of people who have not been vaccinated and have contracted the Delta virus coronavirus, which we know is highly contagious,” Kane said.
“And since hospitals are overcrowded, they do not have enough space, so they are asking European agencies to take their patients,” he added.
In some lands there is an increasing pressure to vaccinate young children.
EU health officials on Thursday approved the use of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines for children 5 to 11 years of age at a lower rate, after approving 12-year-olds in May. The European Commission will issue a final ruling, which is expected on Friday.
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were planning to adopt minors under the auspices of the European Medicines Agency, although the minimum dosage should not be until December 20.
In France, where the incidence of the disease is increasing every 11 days, Health Minister Olivier Veran said he would ask health officials to determine if children 5 to 11 years of age should be vaccinated.
Nearly half a million Europeans have been saved by vaccination, between the ages of 60 and older since the vaccine began, the World Health Organization said Thursday in a study by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
Many European countries have a serious problem.
The state of emergency declared by the Czech Republic allows the government to impose sanctions on the lives of the people. Officials there ordered bars and clubs to close at 10pm (21:00 GMT), banned Christmas markets and restricted attendance at cultural gatherings and games for 1,000 people.
The Slovakia closure for two weeks from Thursday followed by neighboring Austria, which began closing Monday. Slovakia, which has the lowest number of vaccines in the EU, also reported serious complications in hospitals and new diseases worldwide.
Officials ordered all major shops and services to be closed and to prevent people from leaving their areas unless they went to work, school, or a doctor. Meetings of more than six people were banned.
Officials in France say the rules for wearing masks will be increased and medical checks used to enter public places will increase. But officials said there was no need to follow European countries that had also closed the blocs.
In Germany, Greens leader Annalena Baerbock said the new government, made up of Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Free Democrats (FDP), had set aside 10 days to decide whether to ban certain sanctions.
Many Germans have already enacted laws prohibiting the entry into the home of people who have been vaccinated or cured.
In the Netherlands, the number of patients in the coronavirus hospital has not been shown since early May, and experts warn that hospitals will reach a peak in just one week if the virus is not present.
The Dutch government is working hard to eradicate the disease. An international NOS spokesman added on Thursday that the state-led Outbreak Management Team had announced the closure of restaurants, bars, and unwanted shopping areas by 5pm as part of new closure measures.