Faced with criticism accusing it of being responsible for the slowness of vaccination in Europe, the Romanian Prime Minister defends vaccination in Europe. “The solution consisting of having a European contract is the best declared the Romanian Prime Minister Florin Cîțu during a televised interview according to the First News click team. If each country had its own contract with vaccine producers, it would have been chaos – a situation where the highest bidder wins ”.
The Romanian prime minister expects the vaccination campaign to accelerate sharply next month. In March, the country is expected to receive four million doses. Bucharest hopes to vaccinate 10 million people, or more than half of its population, before the summer.
Germany will classify the Moselle as a risk zone, Paris is negotiating
Germany has decided to classify on Monday evening the French department of Moselle as a maximum risk zone due to the circulation of Covid-19 variants, which will result in a tightening of border controls, reports radio France Bleu Lorraine.
This measure, which also applies to Austrian Tyrol and the Czech Republic, could lead to the closure of the border for the 16,000 French workers who travel to Germany every day if they do not present a negative PCR test in 24 hours. Jean Rottner, president of the Grand-Est region, confirmed that Berlin had informed Paris of its intention while specifying that intense negotiations were continuing to find a solution for border workers.
Russia reports 11,359 cases and 379 deaths
Russia reported this Sunday 11,359 new cases of coronavirus and 379 additional deaths in 24 hours, or 86,122 deaths since the start of the epidemic, according to official data.