Covid 19 will be something we have to get used to living with – European countries are looking for a way to change their strategy to deal with the pandemic and treat the virus as a necessary part of everyday life.
The United Kingdom has announced that it will lift all restrictions imposed by the Omicron on January 26, making it the most open country in Europe. The British Minister of Health Sajid Javid, at a time when the country is preparing to lift most of the restrictive measures, said that the disease can remain among us forever.
- We must learn to live with coyote. Unfortunately, people also die from the flu. In a difficult year with the flu, you can unfortunately lose about 20,000 lives, but that is why we are not closing the whole country. – said Sajid Javid – Minister of Health of Great Britain.
Similar steps are announced by Spain and Portugal. Spain plans to switch from crisis to control mode, dealing with the coronavirus like the flu or measles. In Portugal, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe, President de Sousa announced for the new year that the country would enter an endemic phase, although the number of newly infected is still quite high.
In the Balkans in the last 24 hours growth of numbers. In Slovenia, 10,288 new cases have been confirmed, in Serbia more than 17 thousand and Croatia is breaking records in the daily number of infected – in the last 24 hours there are over 11 thousand new cases. Cyprus is reducing the validity of the cofid 19 certificate from 180 to 90 days, and the government’s decision takes effect on January 31st.