Coronavirus: no more green areas on the European map, the situation is worrying in France

The map gives an overview of the rate of the spread of covid over the past fourteen days.

By Belga

Published on 11/25/2021 4:22 PM
Reading time: 2 min

IThere is no longer any green zone on the European map relating to contamination due to covid, updated Thursday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Updated every two weeks, it provides an overview of the incidence rate (and therefore the spread) of the epidemic over the last fourteen days.

Belgium in dark red

For Belgium and the Netherlands, there is no notable change. The two countries were already completely in dark red, which means that the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last fourteen days there exceeded the threshold of 500. Germany for its part is divided between the east, in red dark, and the west, ruddy.

In the eastern countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria have joined their neighbors Austria, Slovakia, Croatian and Slovenian in dark red. In total, nine eastern countries have an incidence of over 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

France turns red

The situation is also becoming worrying among our French neighbors where all the regions except Normandy (in dark orange) have turned red since the previous assessment. On the other hand, France does not yet have dark red areas.

Green, which corresponds to an incidence rate equal to or less than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and which was still found in five autonomous communities in Spain, including Andalusia, but also in Italy and Sardinia, has now completely disappeared from the European map.

The purely informative ECDC color code allows Member States of the European Union to set conditions for travel to other countries and entry into their territory (compulsory quarantine, submission of a negative test). The EU draws up recommendations on the basis of this map, but it is the Member States who decide which conditions they intend to impose.

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