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Covid: Gb, new cases drop by 40% in a week

2021-02-28T19:37:19.825Z

Deaths fell by a third. Berlin closes at the Moselle, tension with Paris. Anti-Covid squeeze on the border after those with Prague and Tyrol (ANSA)



The number of new Covid-19 cases in the UK has dropped by 40% in the past week

, and deaths have dropped by a third.

Official data, cited by the Daily Mirror, indicate this.

In the past 24 hours, 6,035 new cases have been recorded, the lowest daily increase since last September.

144 died. About 20 million Britons received at least the first dose of the Covid vaccine.

Ignoring the repeated request from Brussels to keep the borders inside the European Union open,

Germany closes another piece of its borders, driven by the fear of the variants of Covid-19.

After having already introduced strict controls with the Czech Republic and the Austrian region of Tyrol in recent weeks, it

is now the turn of the French region of Moselle to end up on the black list, declared by the German health authorities as a "high risk" area.

From Tuesday, therefore, the checkpoints will return to the crossings

.

Only German and non-German residents, truck drivers and cross-border commuters will be able to enter, but only for certain categories of jobs.

Everyone will be asked to show border agents a negative coronavirus test done in the previous two days, under penalty of being banned from entering the two German Laender of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.

The Berlin decision generated, as expected, a climate of tension with Paris, even if not at the highest levels.

It was an undersecretary, Clément Beaune, who took on the burden of externalizing France's "regret" for this German move. 

Source: ansa

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