India is approaching 20 million coronavirus cases and Europe proposes to reopen its borders

India was heading to surpass 20 million coronavirus cases tomorrow, while deaths from the disease were approaching 220,000, amid a catastrophic outbreak that shows no signs of remission, while the European Union plans to reopen its borders. to travelers and the pandemic continues its advance in Latin America.

India registered 368,147 new cases and 3,417 deaths today, as a permanent increase in infections spread throughout the country and two days after the government expanded its vaccination program to all adults.

The New Delhi High Court announced today that it would begin to punish government officials if oxygen supplies assigned to hospitals were not delivered, after several hospital authorities sought the intervention of Justice over the weekend due to the shortage of the material.

The Ministry of Health indicated that since the beginning of the pandemic, the country accumulated more than 19.92 million infections and was approaching 219,000 deaths from the disease today, only behind the United States and Brazil.

Faced with the incessant increase in cases and the dramatic situation in the Indian health system, the United Kingdom announced today that it will send a thousand more ventilators to its former colony to help fight the pandemic.

The night before, in the United Kingdom at least 5,000 people without masks or social distancing gathered at a concert in the English city of Liverpool as part of a pilot program to investigate the risk of transmission of the coronavirus, the effectiveness of measures such as ventilation and the previous tests, and other factors such as catering, duration and alcohol consumption.

Attendees had to present coronavirus tests performed before entering the event, and it was not necessary to use face covers or respect social distancing, according to the ITV News television network.

The aim of the British Government is to know how summer music festivals can be carried out after June 21, when the quarantine restrictions implemented in the United Kingdom last December will end completely.

In parallel, the executive body of the European Union (EU) today proposed to its 27 member states to allow the entry of people from third countries who have been fully immunized with coronavirus vaccines authorized by the community bloc.

The text of the proposal clarifies that travelers who would be allowed to enter the EU must have received their vaccines 14 days before arrival, the AFP news agency reported.

Likewise, the EU is preparing a European-wide health certificate that it intends to implement in operation at the end of June, coinciding with the summer season, after blocking its external borders in March 2020 for non-essential travel.

Meanwhile, France reopened secondary schools today, a week after preschool and primary institutions, and lifted the ban on domestic travel, as part of the four-stage deconfinement plan announced by President Emmanuel Macron.

Due to the fact that the epidemiological situation in the country remains delicate, a strict sanitary protocol is established that provides for the immediate closure of a classroom when a positive case is detected among students, who, in addition, must alternate between face-to-face and distance classes, to that the establishments do not exceed 50% of their capacity.

Greece, for its part, saw cafes and restaurants open today after six months of closure due to the coronavirus, in a day of summer temperatures and waiting for the return to face-to-face classes in the next phase of disarray on May 10.

However, establishments must close at 10:45 p.m. to respect the curfew, employees will have to perform self-checks once a week and wear masks, it will only be served in outdoor places and with a maximum of six people per table, and they won’t be able to put on music to prevent people from coming over to talk.

Along these lines, today the World Health Organization (WHO) updated the forms of transmission of the virus and accepted that one of the main routes of contagion is through small drops that are emitted by just breathing and can remain floating in the air.

On the other hand, the situation continues critical in Germany, where today the famous Beer Festival, scheduled for September 18 to October 3 in Munich, had to be canceled for the second consecutive year, the authorities of the Bavarian region announced this Monday.

Bavarian President Markus Söder explained today at a press conference that the health situation is still too “uncertain” to hold the event.

Italy lost 1.5 million jobs in commerce due to the coronavirus, according to a report by the sector organization Confcommercio released today, adding that “the effects of the pandemic” caused losses of 130,000 million euros since March 2020.

With the aim of recovering the millionaire losses caused by the spread of Covid-19, the Vatican Museums again received the public today with hygiene measures during the seven-kilometer journey.

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