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World Coronavirus. Belgium bans travel to several areas in Spain, Switzerland and France

11:25  02 august  2020
11:25  02 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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La Belgique tente d'arrêter l'arrivée de voyageurs venus de régions européennes à risque. © Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP Belgium is trying to stop the arrival of travelers from European regions at risk.

Belgium has drawn up a red list of European countries at risk due to the covid-19 epidemic. Travelers from certain regions of France, Spain or Switzerland, among others, will be prohibited from entering the territory.

Belgium on Saturday banned "non-essential trips" to the Spanish regions of Navarre, Aragon, Barcelona and Lérida in Catalonia, the Lake Geneva region in Switzerland (Vaud, Valais, Geneva) and the French department de la Mayenne, because of their epidemiological situation in the face of the new coronavirus .

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The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also included on this list "red" the Bulgarian regions of Severoiztochen and Yugozapaden, several zones of Romania (center, south-east, South-Muntenia and South-west Oltenia) , as well as the city of Leicester ( United Kingdom ).

Quarantine and screening are compulsory for travelers returning from these zones

From Saturday, any person returning to Belgium from abroad or who wishes to stay more than 48 hours in Belgium must complete an identification form, providing their contact details and the places where she has been in the last 14 days.

Quarantine and screening are “recommended” for a certain number of zones appearing on an “orange” list , which includes in particular for France the Paris region (except the department of Seine-et-Marne), the Pays de la Loire, the Nord department, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Savoie, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Vosges.

These lists are established on the basis of the evaluation of an expert unit, Celeval.

Curfew in Antwerp

Faced with a rebound in the coronavirus, particularly in the Antwerp region, Belgium this week put in place new restrictions, reducing authorized contacts, gatherings and extending the wearing of masks . A curfew has been declared from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Antwerp.

The country had on Saturday 68,751 cases identified since the start of the pandemic and 9,841 deaths.

Belgium is one of the countries with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths relative to its population, with 85 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

Spain. A city of 32,000 inhabitants confined for two weeks .
© EPA-EFE / Paco Santamaria A Spanish national police officer talks to a motorist at a checkpoint after isolation measures have been put in place in Aranda del Duero , Spain, August 7, 2020. For the next 14 days, the 32,000 residents of Aranda del Duero will only be allowed to leave with permits. Residents of the city of Aranda del Duero, 150 km north of Madrid, began a fourteen-day lockdown on Friday (August 7th).

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