Because of a variant of the corona virus discovered in Brazil, Great Britain has stopped entries from South America, Portugal and Cape Verde.
UK Transport Secretary Shapps said it was a precautionary measure. British scientists believe, according to the minister, that the Brazilian variant of the virus is more contagious than the original form – similar to the mutations discovered in the UK and South Africa. Shapps said that it is assumed that the previously approved vaccinations also worked against the variant from Brazil. But they do not want to jeopardize the success of the mass vaccinations that have just started.
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+ Current developments: Figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of January 15)
+ High numbers of corona infections: is the incidence value 50 correct? (As of January 5th)
+ New rules: This is how the federal states implement the resolutions (as of January 14)
Test and protection
+ Protection: The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who later? (As of: December 26th)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: 9.1.)
+ Biontech and Pfizer: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of January 14th)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (status: 06.01.)
+ Corona infection: how reliable are the tests? (As of: January 13th)
+ Sick people: New findings in the search for drugs (as of January 6th)
+ What is the situation like in the hospitals? (As of: January 13th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of January 11th)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (Status: 02.01.)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of December 17)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of 10.10.)
+ Excess mortality: How deadly is the coronavirus really? (As of: January 9th)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of December 24th)
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