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Maps Indicate Where to Avoid COVID-19 Outbreaks in Europe

September 23, 2021 • 6:26 am CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published updated maps on September 23, 2021, supporting the Council Recommendations on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the European Union EU.

To limit the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the EU’s 27 Member States have adopted travel measures that have impacted citizens’ right to move freely across the EU, including requirements to undergo quarantine or take a coronavirus test, says the ECDC.

The color-coded maps indicate a 14-day notification rate, testing rate, and coronavirus test positivity.

As of week #37 in 2021, over 229 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the ECDC, including 4.6 million deaths.

Furthermore, the total number of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by manufacturers to EU/EEA countries had exceeded 680 million, with 29 countries reporting data.

A well-coordinated, predictable and transparent approach to the adoption of restrictions on freedom of movement is necessary to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, safeguard the health of citizens, and maintain free movement within the EU under safe conditions.

The Council Recommendations are available at this link.

The ECDC is an agency of the EU.