Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

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Germany has introduced new tougher restrictions for travelers arriving from countries designated as high-risk due to COVID 19. Border police stepped up controls at German airports for passengers from around 30 countries designated as high-risk or with high numbers of virus variants. All travelers now need to show a negative coronavirus test taken not more than 48 hours before arriving in Germany.
Germany's neighbor the Czech Republic is on the high-risk list. The new rules will affect thousands of people who cross the border every day to work in Germany. Big queues built up once the new regulations came into force.
Another country on Germany's high-risk list is Portugal. Voters there are going to the polls to elect a new president today, despite a deepening coronavirus crisis in the country. Incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front runner -- for the post, which is largely ceremonial. Election organizers have increased the number of polling stations and allowed for early voting to avoid overcrowding at the ballot box. Portugal is battling the worst coronavirus infection rate in the world. The seven-day incidence rate is 785. That's means Portugal has a rate more than double that of the UK and US – and seven times that of Germany.
Israel has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include 16 to 18 year olds, with parental permission. The government says it will allow them to return to school and take exams. Israel has the world's highest vaccination rate and hopes to re-open its economy next month.
EU Council chief Charles Michel has warned Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers of possible legal consequences after they announced delays in delivering doses. Vaccine partners BioNTech and Pfizer blamed supply chain issues, while AstraZeneca said a production glitch would hamper supplies to Europe.
German health authorities have imposed a quarantine on a Berlin hospital after after six employees and 14 patients tested positive for a highly infectious variant of the coronavirus. A spokeswoman said the Humboldt Hospital will no longer be allowed to admit new patients and expects the number infected to rise.
New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case, outside of a quarantine facility, in more than two months. The case was a 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe and tested negative twice while in quarantine. Health officials are investigating how she caught the virus and which variant it was.

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💬 Comments on the video

Bad practice to use such a thumbnail on purpose..

Author — Amol Patil


"Groups going from door to door to make sure vulnerable people could vote." Is it just me or does that seem like a really dumb idea during a pandemic?

Author — Emanuel P


Everyone buy their casket stocks when the elites released this virus on the world

Author — Jay Credi


On day 8th of being infected with covid. I’m now recovering on my own 😁. Good luck people, you’ll need it. Oh, and keep healthy is your best bet to fight this

Author — Lòng Nguyễn


I could do without coffins in the thumbnail tho

Author — Margarita Magdalena


I'm happy I don't have children lol it's a mad world to be bringing kids into this sad planet

Author — Wild Bill


Media: no, were not fear mongering.

Also media: *puts thumbnail of coffins in relation to the Rona* 😐😅

Author — Alki Vid.s


living on islands has always had the underlying feeling of being cut out from a continent, looking at today Covit-19 records the islanders in all oceans are the safest with ZERO deaths in 1 year in most of the islands.

Author — dandan Regesto


Alease you have test. In the USA we pretty much just got to sit around and die from it. Or spend $150, 000+ in the ER with our $7.00 min wage and zero jobs.

Author — Your Mom's Tits


Why Portugal has those numbers? I was shocked when my political family told me there was no test required to enter to country and no quarantine needed back in December.

Author — Rodolfo Chacón


My playlist "C-ov-er-i-d-one-9-&-Co" sums up the whole craziness ...

Author — Markus Müller


They should have been testing them from the beginning of the pandemic.

Author — Cindy Moore


New tougher restrictions for life.
Fight the virus!

Author — ricardo pereira


Everytime ppl report I see right through them 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Author — Jerry Baxter


Buy a coffin ⚰️ now. Running low in stock.

Author — Jasper Jones


"They may be one or two hours late for work..."
...or dead from a global pandemic...

Author — Leonard Henderson


I am watching DW since I have started learning deutsch and I love it, I have a suggestion here
It would be great help, if a kind of list of countries is also shown .

Author — Aman kumar


As the scripture says: Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Luke 17:33 KJV
Many will take covid-19 vaccine thinking they are saving themselves but the truth is they will be doomed forever. WAIT AND SEE!!!, LET HE WHO HAS EARS HEAR FROM THE LORD!!!!..



Yesterday bought my favourite sports car thanks to this search on the web this *g r e a t e a s y p a y*

Author — Newkey Aaron


Their jobs will come 2nd? Sure, 2nd to saving theirs and other peoples lives.

Author — Tim Collins