The European Union Pharmacovigilance Authority is in a hurry to approve a coronavirus vaccine in the United Kingdom. There is no common EU position on skiing at Christmas yet.
England and Wales reverted from a four-week nationwide lockdown to a three-stage standby system yesterday after the House of Commons in London approved new government measures on Tuesday.
Despite the relief, 99 percent of the English population, more than 55 million people, are still without restrictions Tier 2 and Level 3 the stricter, respectively, but shops, gyms, bars, restaurants and hairdressers have managed to open them.
In the UK, a pharmacovigilance vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech against the Coronavirus was the first among Western countries to be approved on Wednesday.
Distribution will begin next week, with the government offering 40 million shares so far, a quarter of which will be available by the end of the year, according to Sky News. Enough twenty million people. The government’s Joint Vaccination Committee will soon publish its final guidelines on who will receive the vaccine first.
The decision is considered hasty by many, for example, the European Union’s Pharmacovigilance Authority responded in an unusually raw communication. Thus, its long-term licensing process is more favorable, as it is based on more evidence and requires more scrutiny.
The organization will decide on December 29 whether to license the Pfizer vaccine in the European Union, without which member states will only be able to use it on a temporary and exceptional basis. Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that Germany is a proponent of a common European solution and is therefore awaiting a decision from the European Energy Agency.
The pandemic continues to keep Europe under control.
In Germany, it has risen to a new level and is close to five hundred deaths per day, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute of Public Health on Wednesday, although the number of new infections decreased.
In Serbia, restaurants and entertainment venues, gyms, play houses, bookmakers and beauty salons can only open on weekends from Friday, and guest workers returning to the December holidays are expected to enter the country only with a negative test.
Latvia will extend the state of emergency for one month and introduce additional restrictive measures, the mask will be mandatory indoors from Thursday, and starting from December 7, all students except undergraduates will switch to digital education.
Italy, France and Germany will shut down the ski lifts for the Christmas holidays. French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that random checks are being conducted on the French-Swiss border to prevent those wishing to practice sports from traveling.
The shutdown of the ski slopes is a major setback for the regions concerned, as it generated € 14.9 billion in revenue from 73 million guest nights in Austria in 2018-2019 and € 10.4 billion in Italy. By comparison, this season, according to Deutsche Welle, the Italian resorts would see revenue of $ 3.1 billion if they could open in mid-January.
You can ski in Austria until December 24, but everyone who comes before January 10 from a country with more than a hundred injuries per hundred thousand people should be isolated – except for German and Italian guests. Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz also announced that stores and schools will open on Monday after the national lockdown ends.
In the first round, Russian health workers and teachers will receive the vaccine.