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EU Countries Prepare to Lockdown the Unvaccinated

November 18, 2021 • 9:05 pm CST
(Coronavirus Today)

Two additional EU members, The Czech Republic and Slovakia, announced tightened travel restrictions on people who have not had COVID-19 vaccinations in an attempt to prompt more people to get vaccinated amid surging infections.

The Czech government approved plans to allow only people who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months to use various other services.

And Slovakia Prime Minister Eduard Heger called for a "lockdown for the unvaccinated."

Al Jazeera reported on November 18, 2021, these measures are similar to those in Austria and parts of Germany as Europe faces a rise in SARS-CoV-2 virus infections which lead to COVID-19.

The European Medicines Agency posted on Twitter today 'There are excessive cases of COVID-19 particularly in unvaccinated people. Many EU countries have large unvaccinated populations.'

'They are the most likely to go to hospitals and suffer from severe disease. We should close the gap between vaccinated & unvaccinated.'

And as of November 17, 2021, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported 65.4% of Europe had been fully vaccinated.

The ECDC published maps and details today in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the EU.