The European Union has given the go-ahead to a 'traffic light system' to help coordinate travel within the border-free bloc. There were more than 700,000 new COVID-19 cases in Europe last week according to the World Health Organization — a jump up of 34 percent from the week before. The new scheme should mean that individual member states won't be able to prevent travel between so-called green nations, where infection numbers are low.
BUT governments will still be able to set up their own restrictions, such as quarantines or mandatory testing, for people coming from so-called orange and red zones. Orange means there are 25 or more new infections per 100,000 people over the past 14 days. While, in so-called red zones, that number is 50 or more. Follow us on our thematic channels:
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