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11:45  14 february  2021
11:45  14 february  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Four cases of Brazilian variant were detected in France

 Four cases of Brazilian variant were detected in France © Copyright 2021, L'Obs Four first cases of infection with the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus were detected in France, in addition to of the English variants and south -African , the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, said on Thursday, February 4. We have known "since yesterday" that there are "four cases of variant of Brazilian origin, in particular in the Var, in the Aura region (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) as well as in Réunion", declared Olivier Véran.

Germany is to close its borders with the Czech Republic and the Austrian Tyrol region -- both zones with high infection rates of contagious COVID-19 variants . Exemptions could be set out for certain categories concerning Austria and the Czech Republic, in particular to protect Germany 's close economic ties with those countries. The Czech government announced on Thursday that it was isolating three regions, including two which border Germany , because of a high incidence of the British variant of the coronavirus.

Germany will shut its borders with Austria and the Czech Republic from Sunday in a bid to keep out the more infectious mutated UK variant of Covid-19. Pictured: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin In reaction to the surge across the border , Germany decided to temporarily reinstate border controls with the Czech Republic and Austria on Sunday due to their high number of variant coronavirus cases. The Czech Republic, a nation of 10.7 million, has had more than 1 million confirmed cases, with 17

Angela Merkel et les autorités allemandes tentent de protéger le pays des variants du virus. © EPA Angela Merkel and German authorities try to protect the country from variants of the virus.

Germany partially closes its borders with the Czech Republic and Austrian Tyrol on Sunday in an attempt to contain the spread of the highly contagious variants of the coronavirus. "Fixed checkpoints" at the borders concerned are thus set up, like the one installed at Kiefersfelden (Bavaria), on the border with Austria.

A large system of a thousand police officers is mobilized to ensure these checks. The Deutsche Bahn railway company has suspended its connections with these areas.

However, exceptions are possible for Germans living in these countries, nationals of these countries residing in Germany, passengers in transit or the movement of goods.

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Germany is to ban travel across some of its borders , after the interior ministry said Austria's Tyrol region and the Czech Republic were now classed as coronavirus "mutation areas". The German border restrictions with Tyrol and the Czech Republic will come into force at midnight on Saturday. "They are unavoidable for a certain period of time to prevent the spread of dangerous virus variants ," Health Minister Jens Spahn announced. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the German government had been asked to impose temporary restrictions by the states of Saxony in the east and Bavaria in

Germany is implementing the commonly agreed EU "traffic lights" approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries. Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions unless a country or region is defined as a high-risk area by the Robert Koch Institute. If, in exceptional cases, it is not possible to complete a digital entry registration, travellers must instead fill out a substitute registration on paper. Find out more: More information is available at the Federal Foreign Office website and the Ministry of Health (in German ).


Among those authorized to move, those who do not test negative are likely to be turned away, warns Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder on Friday.

In the Czech Republic, motorists crossed the border on Saturday, before the restrictions came into effect, for at least ten days. We are curious as to what will happen next because to have a test every week, and to pay for it more, it would be a disaster, said, at the border post of Rozvadov, Milan Vaculka, a truck driver in a hurry to pass. the border and reach France.

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Slovakia, also hit hard by variants, has also been targeted since Sunday by these restrictions with the suspension of links with Germany.

Border controls could also soon be established at the border with Moselle, a French department where the circulation of variants is particularly active.

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We will try to keep this page updated with the latest information on border closures and openings, but please check your government travel advisory and local news sources for the latest information. From 20 December 2020, many countries around the world have announced travel bans, restrictions or compulsory quarantine rules for travelers from the UK. This is due to the huge surge in COVID-19 cases and the detection of a new variant of the virus. Please consult your travel agent or airline before traveling to or from the UK.

Russia has gradually moved to re-open its borders after grounding nearly all international flights this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Aug. 1, Russia resumed direct flights to Tanzania, Turkey, and the U.K. Nearly four months later, regular international flights connect Russia Though Russia’s daily coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, the government has given no indication that it plans to close its borders again like it did in the spring. President Vladimir Putin also assured the public that the government has no plans for reverting to strict nationwide lockdown during the second wave.

Even though variants of the virus are already circulating in Germany, any further intrusion must be prevented as best as possible, argues the Minister of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg, a region neighboring Bavaria.

Germany, at the cost of drastic restrictions for many weeks, has succeeded in lowering the incidence rate across the country and limiting the rise in contamination. However, she remains very wary of the threat of variants.

In the Czech Republic, a country which is among the main affected in Europe, with more than a million cases declared for less than 11 million inhabitants, three cantons, including two adjoining the German border, were placed under bell on Thursday in due to the prevalence of the British variant of the coronavirus.

Bavarian towns close to the border thus have a share of the British variant sometimes exceeding 50% of declared cases of Covid-19.

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There were numerous escape attempts and victims of the inner German border during its 45 years of existence from 1945 to 1990. Between 1945 and 1988, around 4 million East Germans migrated to the West. 3.454 million of them left between 1945 and the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

Tyrol, isolated since Wednesday by the government in Vienna, is considered to be the largest European focus of the South African variant.

We don’t want to go through a second Ischgl, warns Söder, referring to the Austrian ski resort from which the virus spread like wildfire a year ago.


Tyrol is being singled out for the influx of foreign skiers on its slopes, which remained open despite containment but supposed to be reserved for locals. After several weeks of restrictions, shops, museums and schools reopened in Austria on Monday, even though the number of daily infections remains high (just over a thousand).

Germany, for its part, has decided to extend its partial containment measures until March 7. Only schools are expected to reopen earlier, with February 22 being considered in many areas.

Its list of risk areas already includes several countries such as Great Britain, South Africa, Brazil and Portugal with which Germany banned most travel at the end of January.

German Interior Minister Conservative Horst Seehofer responded strongly on Saturday to European criticism of the restrictions and to Brussels' demand to facilitate the movement of cross-border workers. That's enough ! The European Commission has made enough mistakes in purchasing vaccines in recent months, he got carried away in the daily Bild.

report: Corona cabinet advises on higher warning level for French region .
According to a report, the corona cabinet of the federal government wants to advise on a higher warning level for the French Moselle department, which borders the Saarland, on Monday. So far France has been considered a "risk area", now the region could be classified as a "high incidence area" or even as a "virus variant area", as the newspapers of the Funke media group report in their Monday editions.

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