According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 424 million people have tested positive for the virus worldwide. More than 5.8 million infected people have died. More than 10.3 billion vaccine doses have been administered so far.
The latest developments
The Czech Republic is abolishing almost all remaining Corona protections in the next few weeks. From March 1, for example, significant events and celebrations will be allowed without limits on participants, Health Minister Vlastimil Valek announced Wednesday (February 23). On March 13, the general obligation to wear masks indoors will be abolished, except in public transport. However, the Czech Republic is lagging in vaccination: according to the EU health authority ECDC, 37.1 percent of the population has received a booster shot.
A good two years after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, Italy will end its national state of emergency on March 31. Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced this government plan WednesdFebruary 23ruary 23) during a speech in Florence. According to the plan, many relaxations will be sought from April onward: The far-reaching 2-G obligation in many areas, for example, is to be gradually abolished, starting with outdoor events such as trade fairs, sporting events, and celebrations. The mask requirement outside enclosed spaces will also be repealed.
Thailand plans to relax further entry rules for dually vaccinated tourists on March 1. Under the “Test&Go” model, visitors would only have to take one PCR test on arrival and then wait for the result at a specialized hotel. Previously, a second PCR test was mandatory on the fifth day with another mandatory night in the hotel – that rule is now being dropped, news portal The Thaiger reported WedFebruarFebruary 23ry 23) after a meeting of the Covid Crisis Center CCSA. Instead, vacationers will take an antigen test themselves on Day 5 and submit the result to authorities via an app. However, travelers must continue to apply for a so-called “Thailand Passport” on the Internet. It is strongly recommended to get detailed information from the authorities—the rules in the vacation destinations in detail.
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